Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Lycopersicon lycopersicum, Japanese Black Trifele, tomato

Common Name: tomato

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: lycopersicum

Cultivar or Variety: Japanese Black Trifele

Characteristics of Plant
This tomato has several different spellings, mostly in Russian, depending on which site you look at.

If you like tomatoes that have a darker color to them, than this is one. The tomatoes start out green and turn to a brownish/red color, known as brick red and may have some dark green shoulders.

Tomatoes range from 4-6 oz and are pear shaped. Fatter on the bottom and can be called an elongated plum.

It is an OP, Indet. tomato with PL leaves.

Tomatoes have a touch of sweetness with a slightly smokey flavor. Very juicy. Good overall tomato.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
Yes

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring
Early Summer

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
4 -6 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching
Spreading

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

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