Tomato 'Black Russian' Heirloom Seeds
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It was the tomato that inspired our business, and in particular this old heirloom variety that produces a dark skinned, almost purple coloured, sweet fleshed tomato of the absolute highest quality.
When to Plant
Zone 1: October–December
Zone 2: August–December
Zone 3: August–January
Zone 4: April–July
For zone map CLICK HERE
Tomatoes are very nitrogen- hungry, so prepare the soil by integrating nitrogen-rich pea or broad bean plants into your soil as a green manure. Alternatively, mix compost and chook manure through your patch a fortnight prior to planting.
Soil pH Level 5.5–7.5
Choose a sunny, well-drained spot in your patch, preferably a place you haven’t grown tomatoes in the previous season.
How to Plant
Propagate in seed trays. Tomatoes are suitable larger pots, but prefer an in-ground veggie patch. It’s recommended to pinch out the first side shoots to encourage plant growth.
Spacing 40–60 cm
Depth 0.5cm - 1cm
Approx 50 seeds per packet
Please note seeds are not available for shipping to WA