Tennessee Black

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Tennessee Black
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black, purple
Fruit shape globe
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Tennessee Black - sliced fruit. 2017-09-16.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Medium sized purple-black fruits, 6-10 oz. Excellent flavor.

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 08 / Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A) / John Sink of Ohio (OH SI J) 02

Year grown: 2017

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


80 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a good yield of 6-12 oz purple-black fruit with very good flavor.

Seed source:

Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A) 06 / John Sink of Ohio (OH SI J) 02

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  • It seems that this variety originated from Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio, who introduced it in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook. Al Anderson said that he got seeds from John Siegel, Ohio, in 2002 and that 'it was a surprise from seeds sent by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds '.

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