The largest of our ‘black’ tomato offerings, Black from Tula is a prolific Russian heirloom with the rich, meaty flavor you’d expect from the style. Squat, round, beefsteak-type fruits have a skin that fades from dark purple to dull red and dark purple flesh. This was also our fastest to germinate, so grow Black from Tula for a quick start!
- Date: Start Indoors: March 1- May 1, Transplant: May 15- June 15
- Planting Depth: ¼ in.
- Special Instructions: Make sure to keep soil temperature above 70 degrees when starting tomato seeds indoors. Keep seed starts close to a radiator or space heater or use a greenhouse heating pad. Do not transplant until nighttime temperatures near 60 degrees consistently.
- Germination Rate: 96%
- For Raised Beds: Space plants 18 in. apart with 18 in. between rows, leaving room for trailing plants and trellising.
- For Containers: Grow in a container at least the size of a five-gallon bucket. Needs deep soil and at least 12 in. of lateral space.