Dice's Mystery Black

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Dice's Mystery Black
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape round, oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer, salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA


Seed source:

Clayton Weaver, Washington 08

Year grown:

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


70-75 days, indet., regular leaf, mostly 3-6 oz. red-black-maroon fruits with excellent flavor, high production in heat and drought, a favorite, some similarities to Noir De Crimee, but better taste and production for me.

Seed source:

Hilde Reineck / Dice in the PNW

Year grown: 2009

Location: Texas


  • Discovered by Clayton Weaver in Washington ('Dice' at Tomatoville forum) in his garden in 2007. The off-type plant came from a seed in a commercial packet of Galina's Yellow from Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens . Further growouts showed that it was stable, so it was likely a stray seed in the commercial seed packet.
  • This is what Clayton said when he re-grew his discovery in 2008:
"The flavor is a little milder this year, at least on the first two fruits, and the color is a little bit lighter, too, not quite as dark as last year. This year it looks more like Black Prince, although the fruit are larger.
The plant looks identical to last year's plant, and fruit look the same on the inside, have the same juiciness, about the same amount of seeds, same creamy texture. I think it is simply the cold weather affecting flavor and color of the fruit."

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