Color: Black, Chocolate
This favorite heirloom tomato was named after the operatic artist who won acclaim as an advocate of equal rights for Blacks. His artistry was admired world-wide, especially in the Soviet Union, which is where this tomato originated. This "black" beefsteak tomato is slightly flattened, round, and grows to 4 inches. Its deep, rich colors, a dusky, dark-red, with dark-green shoulders, and red flesh in its center, make it stand apart from others. Very flavorful fruits with luscious, earthy, exotic flavors and good acid/sweet balance. Paul Robeson won "Best of Show" at 2001 and 2002 Carmel TomatoFest tasting. As this tomato variety originates from Siberia and sets fruits at lower temps, it is an excellent choice for cooler growing regions. Plant has an indeterminate growth habit (needs a tall tomato cage). A good sub, if sold out, is Cherokee Carbon, Cherokee Purple, Indira Gandhi or Black Bear.
Biodynamic-certified young tomato plant. Pre-order now for pick up at Love Apple Farms Spring Plant Sale.