(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Black Cherry’)
Lots of maroon-black fruit with plenty of flavour. Ideal for pots and patios and will bear all year in warmer climates.
Cherry tomatoes partner well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme when cooked or when fresh they are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. They are pleasant when eaten whole on their own.
Like all tomatoes, Black Cherry are high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. Serve whole in salads or lightly fry with fresh asparagus, garlic, basil mint and lemon thyme. Quarter and mix with other cherry tomatoes, sliced red bunching onion and fresh coriander for a colourful salad. They are high in Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Does not require a stake.
Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Harvest when fruit is full color.
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