Tomato Black Russian HEIRLOOM


Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

These tomato seeds produce a beautiful full flavoured fruit with a rich and velvety appearance. This heavy fruiting, variety dates back to the early 1900's and requires staking. You will find the colour of the tomatoes range from deep reds to green and the black colour will appear with maturity and sunlight. Provides an excellent source of Vitamin C, A and E, potassium, fibre and antioxidants. Cooking Tip: This variety is best eaten fresh and makes a great addition to a salad sandwich

Heirloom: From the golden days of gardening, heirloom seeds have been saved and treasured through the generations. These seeds are grown and preserved as part of The Diggers Club heirloom range.

We hope you enjoy these tomato seeds, just another great example of vegetables seeds from Mr Fothergill's

Learn some benefits of 'Growing Tomatoes' or browse through our other 'Tomato Seed Varieties!'

How To Grow

Sow 5mm (1/4”) deep in trays of seed raising mix. Keep moist and transplant to 10-15cm (4-6”) pots in a sunny, sheltered position. When sturdy enough transfer to final growing position. Can also be sown direct in cropping position. When first truss has set, feed regularly. Pinch out the side shoots as they appear. Harvest when ripe. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


12-14 weeks