Black Pearl F1
|Black Pearl F1|
- indet. compact sprawling plant, regular leaf, early fruit set, ripens slightly earlier than Black Cherry, black-brown (yellow skin) cherry fruit 0.75-1" in diameter, moderately sweet and very good tasting, medium to high yield.
- 2009 notes
- De-hybridization efforts. F1 plants.
- Burpee 09 (thanks to Michael Volk of Texas for obtaining the original seeds from Burpee)
Year grown: 2009
- Brown to black fruits, very good taste, similar to Black Cherry, good harvest over a long period
- Hybrid tomato developed from Black Cherry and offered by Burpee in 2006 (possibly in 2005) as 'Burpee Exclusive' and at a premium price, $5.25/30 seeds (2009). It is claimed to develop a unique extra sweet, 'Concord' grape flavor when refrigerated, which goes against all conventional wisdom that says "do not store tomatoes in a fridge as they'll lose flavor".
- For more information, see the Black Pearl blurb at Burpee.
- First offered in Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio, but in Al's subsequent 2008 trials it appeared to be unstable, and he said he'd stop distributing the seeds in 2009. Unfortunately some other SSE members got hold of the seeds and re-listed in 2008 Yearbook.
- The 'open-pollinated' version of Black Pearl was also offered commercially by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in 2009, but it was removed from the catalog shortly after as it was confirmed that the variety was not stable.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - ripe fruit on the vine. 2009-06-27.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - ripe fruit. 2009-07-25.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - ripe fruit. 2009-07-19.
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Black Pearl - ripe fruit. July 2011.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - ripe fruit, sliced. 2009-06-27
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Black Pearl - sliced fruit. 2012.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - flowers. 2009-06-06
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - green fruit. 2009-06-06
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - green fruit. 2009-06-27
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2011||Marianna's Heirloom Seeds||2||1|
|2010||Marianna's Heirloom Seeds - new (hopefully an OP version)||1 (stabilized)||1|