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Tomato 'Black Russian'

An old beefsteak variety, 'Black Russian' has large, deep red fruits with dark green shoulders. The flavour is very rich and sweet with a hint of acidity, and the flesh is soft.
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30 seeds (110450)

5 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Common name
Beefsteak Tomato
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow seed under cover February-March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May.

Description

An old beefsteak variety, ‘Black Russian’ has large, deep red fruits with dark green shoulders. The flavour is very rich and sweet with a hint of acidity, and the flesh is soft. They start ripening nice and early indoors but also do well outside in a sunny summer.

Care Tips

Under cover or outside they need staking, regular watering and weekly feeding for best results. Pinch out side shoots as they develop and then pinch out the tops once they have set 5 or 6 trusses.