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.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.