Black From Tula

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Grower: Kelly (2009)

Year: 2009, 2014 (volunteer grower)

Accession: 9

Seed Source: Seed bank stock. Original seed from Meighan M., New Westminster, BC.


2009 Small yield this year, unfortunately this plant got burnt very badly during transplant and needed a lot of time to recoup. Started really taking off just as it started to get too cold. Fruit approx. 7-10oz. Very dark purple/brown/black, excellent flavour. Very meaty, delicious.

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Leaf type: Regular leaf.

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Maturity: 87 days.

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Black

Flesh colour: Brown

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Slight fasciation

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  • Ukrainian family heirloom. Original seed introduced to North America by Seed Savers Exchange which imported the seed from Russia in 1996.