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Black Beauty Tomato By Wild Boar Farms

Black Beauty Tomato By Wild Boar Farms

Dark, Meaty, Very Rich Fleshed

A crossing of two beloved tomato varieties, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye and Indigo Apple, this is a dark, meaty tomato with exceptionally rich flesh. This tomato results from well-informed speculation, considerable luck, and years of meticulous selection from the finest specimens across five generations of tomato plants. While several commendable offspring emerged from this cross, one, in particular, distinguished itself. It, displays a remarkable expression of anthocyanin — the same antioxidant found in blueberries and blackberries. 

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Growing: 

Climate: 

Thriving in warm climates, this variety demands ample sunlight. It ideally requires at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for robust growth and optimal fruit development. 

Soil Preparation: 

Black Beauty Tomatoes thrive in well-drained, fertile soil. Improve the soil quality by incorporating organic matter like compost. Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level (5.6-7.0) for optimal growth. 

Watering: 

Consistent moisture is vital. Deep, infrequent watering helps foster a robust root system. Mulching aids in retaining moisture and suppressing weed growth. 

Support and Pruning: 

Providing support such as stakes or cages is beneficial. Pruning assists in managing size and enhancing airflow around the plant. 

Fertilization: 

Feed Black Beauty Tomato plants with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer during transplanting and when the first fruits appear. Follow recommended dosages for optimal results. 

Harvesting and Storage: 

Harvest Time: 

The fruits are ripe for picking when they attain their characteristic dark coloration and a slightly soft feel. Carefully harvest to avoid damaging the plant. 

Storage: 

Store ripe tomatoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration can affect the texture and flavor, so it's best to consume them fresh. 

Culinary Uses: 

Fresh Consumption: 

The Black Beauty Tomato's intense flavor makes it a standout in salads, sandwiches or simply enjoyed fresh, showcasing its unique taste profile. 

Cooking and Preserving: 

Its rich flavor adds depth to sauces, salsas, and dishes like bruschetta. The tomatoes can also be preserved through canning or drying for extended use. 

The Black Beauty Tomato from Wild Boar Farms is not just a garden novelty; it's a testament to the possibilities of heirloom tomato breeding. Its captivating appearance, complex flavor, and manageable growth make it a sought-after choice for gardeners and culinary enthusiasts alike. Understanding its requirements and following proper cultivation practices ensure a rewarding experience in cultivating and relishing this extraordinary tomato variety.

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Description

A crossing of two beloved tomato varieties, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye and Indigo Apple, this is a dark, meaty tomato with exceptionally rich flesh. This tomato results from well-informed speculation, considerable luck, and years of meticulous selection from the finest specimens across five generations of tomato plants. While several commendable offspring emerged from this cross, one, in particular, distinguished itself. It, displays a remarkable expression of anthocyanin — the same antioxidant found in blueberries and blackberries. 

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Growing: 

Climate: 

Thriving in warm climates, this variety demands ample sunlight. It ideally requires at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for robust growth and optimal fruit development. 

Soil Preparation: 

Black Beauty Tomatoes thrive in well-drained, fertile soil. Improve the soil quality by incorporating organic matter like compost. Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level (5.6-7.0) for optimal growth. 

Watering: 

Consistent moisture is vital. Deep, infrequent watering helps foster a robust root system. Mulching aids in retaining moisture and suppressing weed growth. 

Support and Pruning: 

Providing support such as stakes or cages is beneficial. Pruning assists in managing size and enhancing airflow around the plant. 

Fertilization: 

Feed Black Beauty Tomato plants with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer during transplanting and when the first fruits appear. Follow recommended dosages for optimal results. 

Harvesting and Storage: 

Harvest Time: 

The fruits are ripe for picking when they attain their characteristic dark coloration and a slightly soft feel. Carefully harvest to avoid damaging the plant. 

Storage: 

Store ripe tomatoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration can affect the texture and flavor, so it's best to consume them fresh. 

Culinary Uses: 

Fresh Consumption: 

The Black Beauty Tomato's intense flavor makes it a standout in salads, sandwiches or simply enjoyed fresh, showcasing its unique taste profile. 

Cooking and Preserving: 

Its rich flavor adds depth to sauces, salsas, and dishes like bruschetta. The tomatoes can also be preserved through canning or drying for extended use. 

The Black Beauty Tomato from Wild Boar Farms is not just a garden novelty; it's a testament to the possibilities of heirloom tomato breeding. Its captivating appearance, complex flavor, and manageable growth make it a sought-after choice for gardeners and culinary enthusiasts alike. Understanding its requirements and following proper cultivation practices ensure a rewarding experience in cultivating and relishing this extraordinary tomato variety.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb

Dimensions: 2.75"L x 2.75"W x 6.0"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Exotic Heirloom-Based Tomato
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Indeterminate
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Tomato Type : Slicing

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.6-7.0. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering. 

Planting and Growing: Provide ample spacing between plants, typically 18-24 inches, to facilitate proper air circulation and accommodate the potential for vigorous growth. Due to the potential for sprawling growth, offer support to Tomato plants early in the season. Staking or caging helps maintain an upright structure. Regular pruning can manage size and stimulate fruit production. 

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.

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