Roger's Best Black

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Roger's Best Black
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape oblate, irregular, ribbed
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type


80 days, indet., regular leaf, 8-14 oz, black pink/purple with dark green shoulders, stunning colors of skin and flesh, excellent flavor, one of the best 'black' tomatoes I have tried.

Seed source:

Denise Salmon, BC, Canada 07 / Roger Dahlström, Sweden 00

Year grown: 2007

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


  • Denise Salmon of Vancouver, BC, Canada received the seeds from Roger Dahlström, Sweden, in 2000; the seed package was simply marked "A THE BEST, very good taste, dark red, (Black), Indet. Prolific.”
  • Craig LeHoullier (NC LE C) grew it out along with other black varieties and noted that it was very similar to Black Krim.
  • It was listed by 2 members in 2007 Yearbook, and both admit that it is similar to Black Krim, but not quite the same; Bill Minkey (WI MI B) thinks that Roger's Best Black has a better taste.
  • No information is available about the origin or the original name.

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