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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:29 PM

Smallish medium black tomato?

An acquaintance gave me some tomatoes last year that were the perfect size and tasted great. But she couldn't remember what variety they were. I think it was an indeterminate, but not sure.

I bought a Black Krim plant this year, hoping that was it, but it turns out Black Krim is a huge beefsteak.

The one I'm looking for was of a smallish medium size and the color was what's considered black in tomatoes. Does anyone have any suggestions for a similar tomato variety?

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Reply Smallish medium black tomato? (Original post)
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 OP
cayugafalls Jun 2020 #1
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #4
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #8
cayugafalls Jun 2020 #11
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #15
Tech Jun 2020 #2
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #5
brokephibroke Jun 2020 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #6
brokephibroke Jun 2020 #7
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #9
brokephibroke Jun 2020 #10
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #14
brokephibroke Jun 2020 #12
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2020 #13
wiggs Jul 2020 #16
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 #17

Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:32 PM

1. This page has good pictures and descriptions with sizes.

Maybe you can find what you need there?

https://www.tomatogrowers.com/Black/products/10/

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:03 PM

4. Thank you!

I did google it, but this is better than what I found.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:27 PM

8. Black Prince is the most likely of the ones on that site.

Black Prince is the most likely of the ones on that site.

Hopefully I'll run into the woman who gave us the mystery tomatoes. She may have remembered. Better yet, if she's growing them this year, I might get to try them again and see if they were as good as I remember.

Sometimes I've had a food that stuck in my mind as delicious, but didn't live up to my memory next time I had it.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:55 PM

11. I know how that can be. Soil and growing seasons vary and affect taste

sometimes, but those Black Prince sound like they may be delicious.

Good luck in your quest to sooth your taste buds! Glad that page offered some assistance.

Stay well.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:55 AM

15. Thank you.

And same to you.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 05:56 PM

2. I have had kumato tomatoes that were very tasty, actually purple in color.

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Response to Tech (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:09 PM

5. I buy the Kumatoes exclusively. They're the only tomatoes that are commonly available here that

consistently have good flavor and texture. And they're very much like the one I'm looking for, though not quite as good. But, of course, the mystery tomatoes had the advantage of being fresh from the garden, unlike the Kumatoes I've had.

I just hadn't seen them in the plants available and I don't have a lot of success growing from seed.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:04 PM

3. I've grown black krim

They are prolific, but I donít like their taste. Got all my tomatoes planted!

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:10 PM

6. Good for you! Which are your favorites?

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:26 PM

7. I love the pineapple variety

I always plant a variety of early season like early girl, some hybrids like celebrity, some plums like Amish paste and San marzano and heirlooms. Nothing like home grown tomatoes!

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:31 PM

9. Wow, that sound like at lot of tomatoes. I could never understand what people saw in tomatoes

until in my early 20s someone gave me some of their home grown crop. Quite the revelation!

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:51 PM

10. 15 tomato plants this year

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:53 AM

14. OMG, I'd love to see your garden!

The people who first introduced me to fresh, homegrown tomatoes had a town backyard, about 20 x 25 feet, that was entirely filled with towering tomato plants.

They said they just let them reseed every year and didn't do much to care for them. I've since heard that growing them in the same soil each year isnt a great idea, but they had like a million tomatoes on those plants. And the ones they gave me were delicious.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:57 PM

12. Btw, here is a good site to reference on tomato varieties

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:34 AM

13. Oh, of course! I have an account on Dave's Garden.

And get their email newsletter, a recent one of which may even have contained an article on tomatoes. Yet I didn't think to look there for the tomatoes. Sometimes I worry about my.brain.

One thing I do go there for is to see member-posted pix of particular varieties of shrub, perennials, & bulbs I'm considering adding to my garden .They're more realistic than the ridiculously perfect examples used to try sell them.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:07 PM

16. My favorite medium black, round tomato is Black and Brown Boar. Great flavor, good looking fruit nt

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Response to wiggs (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:55 AM

17. Thanks.

Will keep it in mind.

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