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Japanese Black Trifele Tomato Seeds


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Lycopersicon esculentum
Japanese Black Trifele Tomato Seeds (70 days)

Sustainably Grown  Approx. 25 heirloom seeds

Indeterminate.  Despite the name "Japanese" Black Trifele this tomato comes from deep within Russia! 

Japanese Black Trifele is a potato leaf variety that yields tons of mahogany-colored fruit in the shape of a pear and literally about the same size.  The flavor and taste is unparreled even beating out Black from Tula in taste tests.  Japanese Black Trifele's luscious fruit seems to never stop producing gobs of tomatoes all summer season.  You will not need to plant more that a few plants that is for sure. 

Excellent for fresh eating, salads and makes a rich complex tomato sauce. 

California Grown Heirloom Seed
This tomato not only did great here, I honestly got tired of picking it!  There were so many tomatoes I couldn't keep up. Unlike a lot of black tomatoes that split or show concentric cracking,  Japanese Black Pear is blemish free.  This is a great black tomato for BLTs as well.

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¼" - ½" 250-300 70-85 6-9 60" 18-36" 75 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Tomatoes:

Most gardeners want to get the most out of these delicious heirloom tomatoes and therefore give them a head start on the growing season.  Start these vegetable seeds indoors in sterile potting mix, being sure to keep the temperature above 70 degrees.  Some people prefer to use a grow pad, but the top of the fridge has been known to be quite effective as well. 

Once the first true leaves appear on your tomato seedlings, transplant into 4" pots until you have completely hardened them off in the garden.  Hardening is a process of exposing the plants more and more to outside temperature until they are hardy enough to tolerate a complete outdoor move.  Generally speaking, by early summer heirloom tomatoes should be transplated into the garden.

Most heirloom varieties are quite productive and will greatly benefit from sturdy supports.  It may also be advisable to add blood and bone meal to the worked soil to help ensure healthy productive heirloom tomatoes.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Tomato Seeds:

Heirloom seeds are hardy, but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


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