Black Pearl F1

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Black Pearl F1
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape round
Fruit size cherry
Fruit type cherry
Variety type hybrid
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Pearl F1 - ripe fruit. 2009-07-23.


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.

Seed source:

Burpee 09 (thanks to Michael Volk of Texas for obtaining the original seeds from Burpee)

Year grown: 2009

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


Brown to black fruits, very good taste, similar to Black Cherry, good harvest over a long period

Year: 2012

Location: Germany


  • 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".
  • 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.

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