I am hoping for some help from all you tomato savy folks. I am looking for a black cherry. One that is very dark with a deep smokey flavor. I have tried Chocolate Cherry and wasn't satisfied with it. It was more of a champagne color and the taste wasn't much different than a regular red cherry. Last year I grew Honkin' Big Black Cherry with just about the same results. Do any of you know of another variety I might try. I prefer OP. Thanks for your help.
We have used Black Cherry from Johnny's the past 2 years. Sold plants & then the tomatoes. People loved them. We never had enough at any one market. On my list for next year also.
Don't know about smokey flavor or OP.
Above is the page for Black Cherry from Tania's superb tomato data base. Look at the huge number of seed sites that carried it for 2012 and of course not yet updated for 2013. I can make suggestions for seed sources on that list if you want me to. If my saved seeds were fresher I'd offer you some, but they aren't.
The other black cherry I love is called Kazachka and you can look that one up at tania's as well.
Chocolate Cherry was bred by Aaron Whaley, who used to be at SSE in Decora, IA., and if you got something light colored then you didn't hafve CC.
Brown Berry was bred by Sahin Seeds in the Netherlands.
Of all the so called black cherries I think most prefer Black Cherry, but many don't know about Kazachka.
River, i just posted to you in the other thread and was asking how Black Plum Paste differs form Black Plum itself, in other words in terms of fruit shape, plant habit, taste, production, etc.
And yes, I googled it to see who carried it but am still interested in finding out how the two differ in terms of specific traits to justify a change in name and since I assume you've grown both how about sharing withus that info?.,
I was going to cut and paste, ahem, my post just done for you in the other thread, which was long with many questions for you, but anyone interested can read it.