Austin's Black Cherry

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Austin's Black Cherry
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color black, purple
Fruit shape round
Fruit size cherry
Fruit type cherry
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Austin's Black Cherry - sliced fruit. 2014-08-03.


Indet., potato leaf plants. Black-purple round cherries are very juicy and have good flavor. Some plants produced larger pink cherries, but we saved seeds only from the black fruits that matched the description. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Mike Weiner, Berea, Kentucky 13

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Discovered by Mike Weiner of Berea, Kentucky from seed that was supposed to be Black Cherry.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
  • May still throw pink fruits, please continue to select for purple/black cherries.

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