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Black Zebra Cherry Tomato


Black Zebra Cherry Tomato is a hybrid, indeterminate cherry type with heavy yields of 3 to 4 oz tomatoes. Dark red with green striped exterior. Deep, complex flavor. Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days to maturity.

Treatment: Untreated


Black Zebra Cherry Tomato is a heirloom, indeterminate cherry tomato variety with a red burgundy exterior and green stripes. This variety is a stabilized cross between a black tomato and a green zebra tomato. These cherry tomatoes have a dark red, almost mahogany interior. Prolific plants produce heavy yields of 3 to 4 oz tomatoes that are great eaten directly off the vine. If they do make it inside, they make a great fresh salad tomato. Black Zebra Cherry Tomato has a rich flavor and deep complexity characteristic of darker-colored tomatoes. This is a great variety to grow on a panel trellis in the garden, but also makes a great patio variety. It can even be grown in a hanging basket with the vines allowed to dangle.


Growing Information

Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.

If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be "stepped-up" to 4" pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.

Black Zebra Cherry Tomato Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/4"

Seed Spacing: 2'

Row Spacing: 3-4'

Days to Maturity: 75

Disease Resistance: None

Be sure to check out our Tomato Growing Guide for tips & tricks on being successful in growing tomatoes at home.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
mark ware
5 out of 5

Trialed these against 5 other Russian black varieties and these were the clear winner for yield and flavor. Richer flavor than our favorite cherry variety "Sun Gold".