Growing Black From Tula Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Black tomatoes
- Days to Maturity: 75-85 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Indeterminate; 8- to 12-oz. flattened fruit
- Soil Preference: Slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8
- Temp Preference: Nighttime temperatures above 55 degrees F and daytime temperatures below 90 degrees F
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 8 hours
- Pests/diseases: Blossom end rot, early blight, late blight, tomato hornworms, aphids, whiteflies, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt
- Color: Dark brown to purple with green shoulders
- Flavor: Sweet and salty to rich and smoky, complex
Heirloom Black From Tula Tomato Seed Growth Habits:
Black From Tula tomato plants are indeterminate, meaning they will continue to grow until the first frost. It is best to stake or support indeterminate vines to keep the plant and fruit healthy.
Start Black From Tula tomato seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost date in your USDA hardiness zone. After hardening off the Black From Tula tomato seedlings, transplant them into well-draining soil that is slightly acidic to neutral.
Given at least 8 hours of sun each day and watered so that the soil is consistently moist but not soggy, these heirloom tomato plants will produce large, dark brown to purple tomatoes with green shoulders.
Black From Tula tomato plants do not have problems setting fruit in hot temperatures, making them a good choice for growers in warmer climates.
Various Uses for Black From Tula Tomatoes:
As an heirloom tomato with a unique flavor profile, Black From Tula tomatoes are best when eaten fresh on green salads, sliced up for sandwiches or burgers, or used to make an eye-catching and delicious caprese salad.
Black From Tula Tomato Benefits:
Black tomatoes, much like red tomatoes, have significant amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A, making them a great addition to a healthy diet. However, black tomatoes also contain anthocyanins, which have antioxidant effects.
The Black From Tula tomato is thought to have originated in Ukraine, even though it is named after a Russian town.
Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Approximately 90 Seeds
- 0.25 oz - Approximately 2,500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 10,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 40,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 160,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 800,000 Seeds