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Black Russian Tomato Vintage Heirloom Seeds  by The Little Veggie Patch.
Tomato 'Black Russian' | Vintage Heirloom Seeds
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Tomato 'Black Russian' | Vintage Heirloom Seeds

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Solanum lycopersicum

This fabulous old heirloom variety produces a dark skinned, almost purple coloured, sweet fleshed tomato of the absolute highest quality. Tomatoes are very nitrogen-hungry plants so prepare the soil by integrating a mix of compost and chicken manure to your patch a fortnight prior to planting. Choose a sunny, well-drained position and preferably a spot where you haven't grown tomatoes in the previous season. 

How to plant: Propagate in seed trays. Tomatoes can be grown in large pots but do better in an in-ground veggie patch. It is recommended to pinch out the first side shoots to encourage plant growth.

When to plant:

Cool climate: October-December 

Temperate: August-December

Subtropical: August-January

Tropical: April-July

Spacing: 40-60cm

Depth: 0.5-1cm

Soil pH Level: 5.5-7.5

Companion plants: Basil, Marigold

Please note we are unable to ship seeds to Western Australia