Black Sea Man

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Tomato 'Black Sea Man', June 29 2015 ©Kelly
Tomato 'Black Sea Man', Sept 2015 ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2007, 2009, 2015

Accession: 167

Seed Source: Seed bank stock (last grown in 2009).


2015 Not quite as productive this year as previous years, might have been overcrowded in the garden. Good solid producer, even in the heat though. Great flavour. Not much leaf coverage. Some cracking, but not much. 4.25lbs per plant.
2009 Fruit 10-14oz each. Some splitting when fruit wasn't evenly watered enough due to the water restrictions in my area. Brownish/blackish fruit with green shoulders. Absolutely fantastic flavour, one of my favourite blacks of all time.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate

Plant size: Medium (4 ft)

Leaf type: Potato

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: Mid (75 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Black/Brown

Flesh colour: Black/Brown

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 4.25"

Average Fruit Length: 2.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 185 gr (6.5oz)

Affliction Observations

  • Has a tendency to crack if not watered evenly.


  • Russian origin. Likely the same as 'Chernomor' variety, which translates to "Black Sea Man' from Russian.