Cuban Black

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Cuban Black
Maturity Midseason
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Leaf Type Regular Leaf
Fruit Colour Black
Fruit Shape Oblate, Globe
Origin Russia
Tomato 'Cuban Black' ripe fruit. Aug 2018.

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2018, 2020, 2022

Accession: 234

Seed Source: Purchased from a commercial source.


2022 Decided to grow in ground and in pots this year - in pots definitely started to suffer as the season went on, and did better in the bed where it doesn't get the hot, beating sun for 10 hours. Potted plant produced earlier but petered out, garden bed plant produced until frost. Approx 1.4 kg (3lb 2 oz) per plant.
2018 Really tasty, strong grower. Nice classic tomato flavour with an earthy undercurrent. Seemed quite crack resistant, even with uneven watering. Grew better under high heat than Black Krim. Some green shouldering. Best for fresh use. Approx 4.5 lb/plant.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Medium (3.5 ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: Mid (75 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Brown

Flesh colour: Brown

Fruit Shape: Oblate, globular

Fruit Fasciation: Medium

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter:

Average Fruit Length:

Average Fruit Weight: 88g

Affliction Observations

Other Observations


  • Russian variety, originally from the USSR.