Japanese Black Trifele

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Tomato 'Japanese Black Trifele', Aug 2015 ©Kelly
Tomato 'Japanese Black Trifele', June 29 2015 ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2009, 2015, 2021

Accession: 32

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

Comments:

2021
2015 Good production, didn't mind the heat. Much the same observations as last observed. Good fruit set, but did seem to slow slightly in 28C+ days. Approx 5.25 lb/plant.
2009 4-7oz brown pear shaped fruit, often has green shoulders. Not the best black tomato ever, but still very good flavour. Prolific producer, plant grew to about 3.5-4ft. Did not seem to mind the heat, but it was partly shaded for a few hours of the day by a bigger tomato. (Observed in Nelson, BC)


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate

Plant size: Large (4.5+ ft)

Leaf type: Potato

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: Mid (75 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Black/brown

Flesh colour: Black/brown

Fruit Shape: Pear

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Soft

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 2.5"

Average Fruit Length: 3.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 140 gr (5 oz)

History

  • Also known as Yaponskiy Trufel Chernyi (translates to 'Japanese Trifele Black' in Russian)
  • Russian commercial variety, first introduced to North America by Åke Truedsson of Klagshamn, Sweden via the SSE member catalogue in 1999.