BLACK BEAUTY: 15 – 25 Seeds



This tomato is the result of an educated guess, a whole lot of luck and years of selecting the best of the best from hundreds of tomato plants over 5 generations. We used two of our favorite tomato varieties, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye and Indigo Apple to make a cross. Several great offspring appeared from the cross, however on in particular really stood out. A dark, meaty, very rich fleshed tomato with extreme anthocyanin (same antioxidant in blueberries and blackberries) expression. This is the darkest tomato we know of and is likely a nutritional powerhouse as anthocyanin can be seen forming in the flesh for the tomato under the smooth black skin. Flavor potential is excellent. Rich, smooth and savory with earthy tones. Dave Kaiser, tomato junkie from Baker Creek tasted it at the 2015 National Heirloom Exposition and proclaimed it as the BEST tomato he had ever eaten. Total sun exposure in hot climates is not recommended, partial shading from leaves is best.