Tomato, Sarah Black (Organic)

Solanum lycopersicum. Purple/Brown. 75-80 days. Indet.

Sturdy 6′ vines, good yield of 3-4″ flattened globes. 8-12 oz fruit are purple-black-maroon with green shoulders and slight cracking on the top. Taste is excellent, possibly the best of this color type. Rich, deep flavor, some sweetness, smokiness and extra complex flavors. Schwarze Sarah in German. A German heirloom we received from Gerhard Bohl, a seed steward in Germany.

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Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Transplant seedlings into 4” pots when they have their first two true leaves. Transplant into the garden after danger of frost has past, typically late May in western Oregon.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from ripe fruit. Place in a small jar and add 50% more water. Wait for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, decant to clean and dry on windowsill.

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