Black Plum tomatoes from 2014 harvest

Black Plum Paste Tomato

Details

  • Lycopersicon lycopersicum
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Type: indeterminate
  • Shape: 
    • paste or plum shaped
    • oval (CCN)
  • Color: 
    • dark green shoulders, dark red on the rest of the tomato
    • deep-mahogany to brown skin (SoC website)
  • Maturity:
    • 75-80 (SoC)
    • Late Season (CCN)
  • Size: 
    • 2-4 ounce fruits (SoC seed packet)
    • 1-2 oz (SoC website)
    • small (CCN)
  • Yield: very productive (here in Redding, CA)
  • Taste: “good flavor”, “notable flavor” (SoC website), “sweet & fruity” (CCN)
  • Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance:
    • grows well in hot weather (above 100) but they do crack a tiny bit
    • susceptible to bacterial wilt
    • doesn’t mind being planted early in the cool soil

Notes:

  • Unique Russian variety
  • great for drying
  • I love these for making tomato paste

Sources:

Results from My Garden:

 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
2010  SoC seed 3/5 > 5/21 > 6/4 1 12″x12″  71 days 49 2.6 lbs 0.75 oz  
2011  SoC seed   3/5 > 4/9 > 4/18 1 12″x24″ 100 days 206 12.6 lbs 1 oz BW?
2012   SoC seed 2/19 > 4/16 > 5/30  1 18″x24″ 52 days 242 9.1 lbs 0.6 oz BW
2013 CCN start 5/13  2 24″ 56 days 121 4.6 lbs 0.6 oz BW
2014 SoC seed 3/8 > 4/15 > 5/15 1 21″ 47 days 18 0.5 lbs 0.4 oz BW
DIY graft (SoC seed w/ TSC SuperNatural Rootstock 3/8 > 4/5 graft > 4/15 > 5/4  1 21″ 64 days 195 8 lbs 0.7 oz  
2015 TSC seed 2/21 > 4/2 >  1            
DIY graft w/ SuperNatural 2/21 > 3/23 graft > 1            
DIY graft w/ Estamino 2/21 > 3/23 graft > 1            
DIY graft w/ SuperNatural 2/21 > 3/25 graft > 1            

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