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Black Velvet Hybrid Tomato

Beautiful color, delicious flavor

Black Velvet Hybrid Tomato

Beautiful color, delicious flavor

  • Unique appearance & flavor reminiscent of Purple Cherokee
  • Chocolate-brown fruits streaked with deep red
  • Complex flavor, balanced sugar & acid
  • Stores well without cracking or rotting
  • Indeterminate
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Product Description
This hybrid variety has excellent flavor at all stages. Young fruit is sweet and sugary, but as it matures, the flavor becomes more complex with a balanced mix of sugars and acids. For those who loved the flavor of Purple Cherokee, this variety is for you! With its rich, chocolatey-brown color streaked with brick-red, Black Velvet is pretty to look at, too. This variety stores well without cracking or rotting. Indeterminate. Disease resistance: V FF. 62 days to maturity.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Black Velvet' Hybrid
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: Indeterminate 6 - 8 feet.
  • Spacing: 15 to 24 inches in rows 3 feet apart.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 2 feet.
  • Color: Shades of dark brown, brick red.
  • Depth: 1/4 inch.
  • Germination: 6 - 14 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 62 days from day of transplanting.
  • Yield: 100 lbs/ 100 ft row.
  • Fruit: Lovely, rich chocolate brown, 5- to6-oz. tomatoes are liberally streaked with deep red.
  • Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Form: Annual.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
  • Size: 115 - 170 grams. 5 to 6 oz. 2 - 3 inches in length.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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