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Japanese Black Trifele Tomato (25 seeds) (TP107) $2.50
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Japanese Black Trifele Tomato

         
 
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80-90 days. Attractive tomatoes are the shape and size of a Bartlett pear with a beautiful purplish-brick color; the fruit are perfect and smooth with no cracks. The flavor is absolutely sublime, having all the richness of fine chocolate. This was our heaviest producer for 2004. The plants produced loads of fruit all summer long. It has become a favorite with many seed savers and we are glad to be able to offer such a colorful variety. It is believed to have come from Russia, so don't ask me about the name!

 
Japanese Black Trifele Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AnnBar
Location:
Toledo, OH, United States
Date:
April 7, 2015
          5.0
 
Workerbee of tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Productivity, flavor, size

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

A friend gave me an extra plant she started 5 years ago and I've been growing it ever since. It out-produces all other heirlooms I grow and has a rich mid-range acidic taste. It doesn't crack and rarely blemishes. I scratch my head at reviews that suggest it "won't win any beauty contests". Really? The shape is lovely and different and the interior is deep red and almost as meaty as a roma--though with better taste. It keeps producing until frost, so provides an abundance of green fruit, the diameter and texture of which is perfect for slicing horizontally and putting up in pint jars for green tomato pickles. If I have a ripe Rose, Brandywine or German Gold tomato , I will pick one of those first for for a BLT. But if I have salsa or a caprese salad to make or tomatoes (green or red) to can, I rely on the BJT's.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
marti3000
Location:
Rolla, MO
Date:
October 25, 2014
          5.0
 
Good for a squarefoot garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? enthusiastic plants

What are the cons? couldn't win a beauty contest

Review:

This year, for the first time, I did square-foot gardening. I planted 8 plants in a 2 x 4 ft space (I know- really crowded, but I wanted to try it out). The thing is, because of weather and illness, I didn't plant my seed starts until the first week of June (central Missouri), and the seedlings were about 16" tall and spindly. I planted them anyway, al? the trench method where the whole stem is planted horizontally, except for the last 4". In no time I had beautiful, lush, STRONG plants with lots of blossoms. I will plant tomatoes this way from now on. I staked them on "A" shaped 6 ft bamboo poles. We got plenty of average-size fruit, but, of course, the yield would have been greater if the plants weren't crowded. The flavor was good, though not swooningly fabulous like some tomatoes are. They made wonderful sauce. Not the prettiest tomato, but I'm DEFINITELY planting these in 2015 as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
David
Location:
Boston, MA
Date:
August 29, 2014
          5.0
 
A great tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, Color

What are the cons? None

Review:

One of the most delicious heirlooms. It has a sweet finish which follow a delicious strong black tomato flavor. It is important to not that it does hybridize regularly so you will get many tomatoes that aren't quite what you expected. Nevertheless it is absolutely worth it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rhydarr
Location:
Chicago, IL
Date:
August 20, 2014
          5.0
 
Big tasty fruits
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Juicy, delicious fruit

What are the cons? Can't eat them up fast enough

Review:

In past years, I've had so-so yields off the Japanese Black Trifele (size/production-wise). But *this* year, the plant did exactly what everybody said it should: it has produced many pounds of rich, delicious fruit. This was one of the first tomatoes to produce fruit in my garden this year, and about mid-range for ripening. But once it began... the plant has been producing a steady supply of big, gorgeous fruit. The fruits are distinctly pear-shaped and big; most of mine have been at least as large as a baseball. They're on the juicy side, and for the best flavor, let them get fully ripe (which can cause much impatience as you watch these beauties take their time to do so!). Get many compliments on the flavor of these. Excellent flavor good for many uses (straight up; salads; sandwiches; sauces; salsa; etc). Definitely will keep growing this beauty.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Karen Cunningham
Location:
Brisbane, CA
Date:
May 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Fabulous
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, very productive,

What are the cons? does not like Bay Area cold

Review:

when we have a good warm summer this tomato is definitely one of my favorites. It is spicy rich, not a sweet variety. This is my fifth year growing this plant

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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