Tomato - Black Russian
Black Russian are dark, deep red to shiny black fruit with heavy green shoulders, looking almost like a conker. The flesh is deep reddish-green and has an unusual rich but sweet taste which has to be tasted to be believed. It is an early maturing indeterminate vine type best suited for indoor production. This tomato really does suit its mysterious name!
Sow from January to April, under glass 0.5cm deep in pots or trays of good seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator at a temperature of 18–21°C. Prick out seedlings, once large enough to handle, into 9cm (3 1/2in) pots. Transplant to the greenhouse border soil, or individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8in) high. Can also be planted outdoors once all risk of frost has past. Plants require side-shooting and support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set. Ready to harvest from July to October.