I have sown 10 tomato varieties. 4 of these, Alicante, Gardeners Delight, Moneymaker and Sungold are in the top 5 tomatoes chosen by home gardeners to grow from seed. I profile them all (and Shirley) in the Tomato Lover’s Top 5 Tomato Seed Guide.
However as yet I haven’t said much about the other 6 tomato varieties. Time to put that right.
My other seed choices were Black Cherry, Carbon, Garden Pearl ( Gartenperle), Red Robin, Tigerella and Tumbler.
Starting today, over the next week or so I will profile each variety. Today’s profile is of Black Cherry.
To eat, Black Cherry is:
- Sweet, rich complex, very sweet, rich smoky flavour, sweet and juicy flavour, very rich and sweet
- Cherry size, round, perfect round cherry
- Purple skin, deep red blackish hue, dark red flesh, purple skin, dusky purplish black, deep mahogany brown
To Grow, Black Cherry is:
- Cordon Interderminate
- Glasshouse or outdoors
- High yield, huge yield, abundant, huge clusters, large clusters, prolific
- Vigorous, tall, large, sprawling
- Early maturing, early season
- Crack/spilt resistant
- Very easy to grow
To buy Black Cherry:
All my research on Black Cherry makes me very excited to be growing it. It seems the perfect combination of exotic, delicious fruit AND an easy to grow plant.
Have you grown Black Cherry? Am I right to feel excited about its dark mystery and sweet promise?
Photo by old tasty