A great variety for both home gardeners and chefs. Stunning, perfectly shaped, deep purplish-brown fruits are almost black. This heirloom tomato has the incredible rich taste that is in many of the large, dark beefsteak types. (60-90 days)
Start seed indoors 4 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost of spring. Seeds are covered only slightly to allow light, which sometimes assists germination. Keep the soil evenly moist. Seed trays are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3 to 10 days, depending on temperature, moisture, etc.
Move seedlings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window or under a grow light. After the last frost, transplant them into the garden and space 2 to 3 feet apart.