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Carbon Tomato (20 seeds) (TP112) $2.50
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Carbon Tomato

         
 
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90 days.Winner of the 2005 "Heirloom Garden Show" best tasting tomato award. These have won taste awards coast to coast in the last few years, so we were proud to locate a small supply of seed. The fruit are smooth, large, and beautiful, being one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types we have seen. They seem to have an extra dose of the complex flavor that makes dark tomatoes famous.

 
Carbon Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Garden Girl
Location:
lManteno, IL
Date:
September 28, 2013
          5.0
 
Crazy for Carbon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? EXCELLENT flavor! Easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Have my entire family and their friends hooked on these, I grow them every year!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Garden Girl 28 Sep 2013

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nutrition Nerd
Location:
Lufkin, TX
Date:
May 24, 2013
          5.0
 
Delicious but prone to crack
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, tender, thin skin

What are the cons? Crack easily, bruise easily

Review:

These tomatoes did well in East Texas (Zone 8b). Every summer is hot, but I was picking these through July. It was a fair harvest, but not particularly heavy. When the temperatures get into the 100's they still made blooms but mostly failed to make tomatoes. The flavor is delicious. Not much more special than other good varieties, but still great. I like that the skin is thin and tender, but that also makes them more prone to cracking, mostly around the stem. The leaf footed bug infestation that I had reduced yields as well as the fungal diseases that my garden is prone to. I planted a few again this year and I am using better tomato hygiene practices and fungal controls (aspirin spray and potassium bicarbonate), so we'll see if they bear better this year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Nutrition Nerd 24 May 2013

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tammy
Date:
September 17, 2012
          2.0
 
Very low yield - disappointing
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

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I wanted to try a purple tomato so I thought I'd give Carbon a try based on how everyone was saying how flavorful they were. Well, my plant is very healthy, but only 2 tomatoes on the entire vine! Also, very slow to ripen - I'm hoping those two tomatoes ripen before it frosts here in Wisconsin. My other 3 tomato plants with the exact same growing conditions in a raised bed are producing like crazy, especially the heirloom Black Cherry, which I love. Next spring I will try to start Cherokee Purple instead and hope for better results.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Tammy 17 Sep 2012

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
El Gabacho Gris
Date:
September 4, 2012
          4.0
 
2012: great Carbon year
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I always plant Carbons: they have a smoky-sweet, complex flavor, they are juicy, and delicious eaten as is, or with a little olive oil, oregano and a hint of salt, or on sandwiches of any kind. They also make the most radically great salsa cruda for pasta. They are delicate fruit, bruise easily, and prone to radial cracking, but the fruit I have gotten are large enough to cut away all problems and concentrate on the remaining tomato: enough fruit and flavor to enjoy. Here's to 2013!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By El Gabacho Gris 4 Sep 2012

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Illia
Date:
August 31, 2011
          5.0
 
Sweeter than I thought
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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On the obsessed hunt for many, many purple varieties to try, the Carbon was on the top of our list. Well, now that we've got plenty to eat, I have to admit - They're a little sweeter than most other purples, which surprised me, but are still very good and definitely worth growing again! Very productive, heat and drought tolerant, and many of mine turned out just as neat and gnarly looking as a Black Elephant tomato. Few of them cracked.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Illia 31 Aug 2011

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