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Tomato Black Opal Seeds
A dark chocolate coloured cherry tomato with a tangy yet sweet flavour and excellent texture. The small fruits are borne on long, branched trusses and can produce approximately 150 to 200 fruits per plant in an average growing season. Shows good disease tolerance.
Product Part Number: 14869
When to sow
When to Sow Black Opal Tomatoes
January to April
Where to Sow
Sow the seeds underglass 0.5cm (1/4 in) deep in pots or trays with a good seed sowing compost and lightly cover over with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator at a temperature of 18–21°C. Seedlings should appear within 7-10 days.
What to do next
Prick out seedlings once big enough to handle, into 9cm pots. When the plants have reached 20cm tall, they can be planted into their final position. They can be planted into growbags, with 3 plants in each. If planting outside, harden off beforehand once all risk of frost has passed. Tomato plants generally grow earlier and bigger in a greenhouse because they prefer the warmth. Water and feed the plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set.
As Black Opal tomatoes are a cordon variety, they will need supporting with canes or with wire and string.
July to October
Pick fruits as they ripen and water regularly, but do not over water to help prevent the fruits from splitting.
High in vitamin C and lycopene.
Indeterminate - Single stem, remove side shoots.