Tomato: Japanese Black Trifele


This potato-leafed indeterminate with the mysterious name is one of our favorite tomatoes. Pear-shaped mahogany-colored fruit vary in size from a thumb to a fist, with a fantastic smoky sweet taste, like a complex BBQ sauce. They’re great as a quick pan sauce for meats and stir-fries, and also delicious fresh. No blemishes and firm flesh make a good-looking tomato, and the plants are unbelievably productive, continuing into cold fall weather.

Japanese Black Trifele comes from Russia, or more accurately from the former U.S.S.R. Trifele means truffle in Latvian. An agricultural research station near St. Petersburg acquired seeds and a Japanese botanist there worked with the variety. Or so the story goes…

Culture: Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost. Good soil, full sun, and plan to cage or stake them.

Approx. 40 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley, California
Certified Organic by CCOF
Open-pollinated, non-GMO

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