Alright, here is the first of our tomato profiles! Â We are starting things off with my favourite cherry variety, Black Cherry.
Characteristics: The vines were quite vigorous growing to over nine feet in length before we topped them. Fruit were 1 inch in diameter and quite uniform in size.
Strengths: They had the most complex flavour of our cherries.
Weaknesses: Â They werenât totally resistant to splitting, but this risk was managed easily by picking regularly and watering consistently.
Yield: 68lbs per bed, or 1.36lbs per square foot, or 6.8lbs per plant.
The plants finished the season with more green fruit than we would like so I will plan to top them even earlier next year to help them ripen faster and potentially improve on the yield. They were grown outdoors in zone 3 so their production could be increased significantly in a greenhouse or warmer climate.
Did you grow Black Cherry tomatoes this season? Â If so, please share your review in the comments below.
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