(6 customer reviews)

Black Cherry Tomato


Solanum lycopersicum

A flavour explosion!

What a great little cherry tomato, well flavoured and very productive. The Black Cherry is larger than other cherry tomatoes but has the same flavour explosion. Grows on productive vines that if well picked, will produce for months. It is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.

Seed count: Approximately 25 seeds
Best planting: August – January
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 200+ cm
  • Growth type: This variety will be best trained up a string or in a wire cage, however, it is also suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space. Will produce continuously.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 17°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
  • Plant type: Tender/Annual
  • Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 60 cm/90 cm
  • Days to harvest: 90 days
  • Seed treatment: These seeds will benefit from bottom heat, however, it will germinate without it. The additional heat stimulates germination, gives even germination and speeds up the process.

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6 reviews for Black Cherry Tomato

  1. Allgold

    This is a stunning plant, that’s eager to please. It grows tall and large and produces stunning round smokey red fruit that taste divine(ie.sweet and complex) no matter how you decide to enjoy them. It’s a must have for every garden and any cherry tom collection. I recommend the use of a cage or a sturdy trellis for this fast grower.

  2. Skipper

    This is the best tasting tomato around. The taste is complex with notes of plum, black gooseberry and black currents. There is no resemblance with a store bought cheery tomato. Easy to grow, all seeds germinated quickly. If you have limited space, plant this tomato.

  3. Tracey

    Wow! I planted a few seeds late and, after some losses to bugs, two strong contenders made it through to production. The soil I used was probably too high in nitrogen, or so I thought … the vegetation was particularly vigorous. And then the flowers started … and the berries developed and … well, it is a stunning, tasty, juicy tom.

  4. Dez Huxley

    As an experiment I only planted six plants which are still going mad. Family, friends, neighbors all raved and took bowls full home with them. I’ve planted some seeds from this current crop which are strong little seedlings now and will let you know if they grow in my greenhouse over winter. Wouldn’t that be a bonus!

  5. Roelene

    Growing wildly and delivering such an amazing crop! They are very tasty (almost have a sweet/sour taste to them) and a good size to process and preserve. Mix freshly cut tomato with basil and chives and you have a very tasty tomato salsa.

  6. Elastic Mom

    I grew these last year. Out of the 3 cherry varieties I planted, they were the most vigorous producers.The fruit are larger than most cherries, firm and juicy, perfect for salads. Flavor tart and mild. Robust, prolific producer. I had 100% germination.

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