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Rare varieties of tomatoes boast a truly sweet taste. Black Cherry, also known as Black Cherry or Black Cherry, is a tomato whose fruit not only looks like chocolate candy, but can also replace dessert.
The variety was created by US breeders in 2003. The variety was registered in the state register of Russia in 2009. Let's get acquainted with a detailed description of the Black Cherry tomato. In our article we will tell you about its main characteristics and cultivation features.
Black Cherry tomatoes: variety description
The indeterminate variety of Black Cherry tomatoes is a tall species for growing in open ground and greenhouses. The powerful plant looks like a vine covered with dense clusters of fruits.
Fruiting in this variety begins within 112-120 days from the moment the first seedlings appear (mid-early). Possesses medium resistance to cladosporium and tomato wilting. Subject to agricultural technology, one plant can produce at least 5 kg of leveled marketable fruits.... The main advantage of the Black Cherry variety is the unusually sweet taste of the fruits and their attractive appearance. The disadvantages of the variety are the need for constant formation of the bush and the susceptibility of fruits to cracking at the time of ripening.
The peculiarity of the variety is the plant's increased demand for light, heat and nutrients. Due to the great strength of growth and the abundance of constantly set and ripening fruits, it needs almost daily inspection and additional tying. Cherry Tomatoes Black is the only variety whose side shoots are thicker than the central one. It is on them that the bulk of the crop is formed.
The yields of other varieties of tomatoes are shown in the table below:
|Cherry Black||5 kg per bush|
|Boney M||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Leopold||3-4 kg per bush|
|Sanka||15 kg per square meter|
|Argonaut F1||4.5 kg per bush|
|Kibitz||3.5 kg per bush|
|Heavyweight of Siberia||11-12 kg per square meter|
|Honey cream||4 kg per square meter|
|Ob domes||4-6 kg per bush|
|Marina Grove||15-17 kg per square meter|
The fruits of the Black Cherry are black-purple spherical tomatoes weighing no more than 20 g and a diameter of about 3 cm. The skin on the fruits is thin and very tender, the pulp is medium-dense, dark purple or bluish-green (depending on the stage of maturity). There are 2 or 3 seed chambers, the dry matter content in the pulp is average (about 4-5%). Fruits are collected in bunches of 5-9 pieces.
The taste of Black Cherry tomatoes is their main advantage... Sweet and very aromatic, they resemble candy. Unfortunately, the fruits of this variety cannot be kept fresh. Tomatoes of the Black Cherry variety are good in marinades as a solo vegetable, and in a mixture with other vegetable crops. It is also used to prepare salads from fresh vegetables or fruits (usually as a decoration or to add a spicy note to them).
The weight of the fruit of the variety can be compared with others using the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Black cherry||20 grams|
|Rio grande||100-115 grams|
|Orange Russian 117||280 gram|
|President 2||300 grams|
|Wild Rose||300-350 grams|
|Lyana Pink||80-100 grams|
|Apple Spas||130-150 grams|
|Honey Drop||10-30 grams|
You can clearly see what Black Cherry tomatoes look like in the photo below:
Cherry Tomato Black is recommended to be grown by seedling method. Seeds are sown 2 months before the intended planting in the ground. When planting in a permanent place, it is recommended to leave a distance of 60-70 cm between plants, and about a meter between rows. Unlike other tomatoes, Black Cherry is not recommended to be pinned... To get a good harvest, you should tie the bushes to the trellises, placing all the stepsons in one plane. On each of them, you can leave no more than 3 fruit brushes.
Due to the power of the bush and the abundance of fruits, cherry tomato black cherry needs frequent watering and feeding with organic and mineral fertilizers. The tomato has a normal resistance to cold snaps and other unfavorable climatic phenomena. It can be grown both in central Russia and Siberia (in the presence of temporary or permanent shelters - greenhouses), and in the southern regions (in open ground).
Diseases and pests
Tomato variety Black Cherry can be affected by any fungal and viral diseases characteristic of tomatoes... To avoid this, it is recommended to regularly air the plantings, remove diseased parts from the bushes and treat them with Fitosporin.
In greenhouse culture, the tomato is affected by whiteflies and aphids, in the open field - by spider mites. To combat these pests, use the complex insecticide Fufanon and folk remedies in the form of herbal bitter infusions of sticky traps.
Black Cherry is a variety of tomatoes that can decorate a greenhouse, garden beds, a balcony and even a festive table. Unusual-looking small black cherry tomatoes are especially popular with children for their sweet taste.
|Medium early||Super early||Mid-season|
|Ivanych||Moscow stars||Pink Elephant|
|Rosalisa||President 2||Bovine forehead|
|Sugar giant||Salting miracle||Strawberry dessert|
|Orange giant||Pink Impression||Snow tale|
|One hundred poods||Alpha||Yellow ball|