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The Black Russian is an old variety of beefsteak tomato that sports a rich, complex, and almost smoky flavor. It’s a later-ripening, indeterminate, tomato with slightly flattened, mahogany-coloured fruits. Great for sandwiches and sauces, and especially nice dried.
 The Black Russian is well known for its tasty mix of sweet and tart, followed by spicy and smoky undertones. The flavour intensifies when the tomatoes are dried, making them especially tasty in recipes calling for sun-dried tomatoes. As far as tomato plants go, the Black Russian is of the later-ripening variety, indeterminate and regular-leafed. The plants are sturdy and only need to be pruned sufficiently to maintain good air circulation. Black Russian’s are similar in flavour to the Cherokee Purple, but its shape is more flattened. Its fruits are medium-sized (6-10oz) and rich mahogany in color. Good for sandwiches and sauces.
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Indoors Sow (trays)
- Days to Maturity
- 75 Days
- Greenhouse / Polytunnel
- Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH