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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9350397

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.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 5, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9350483

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.

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Carolyn
Salem, NY
(Zone 4b)

December 5, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9350509

http://t.tatianastomatobase.com:88/wiki/Black_Cherry

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.

Carolyn

CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9351261

TY so much for the info. A kind soul is sending me some Black Cherry seeds. I am a very happy camper.
kerryb
Danbury, CT

December 7, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9352159

I grew Black Cherry for the first time this past summer and it was fantastic! One of my new favorite tomatoes:)
Doug9345
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

December 7, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9352298

I think Black Cherry and Coyote where my two favorite Tomatoes last year.

flyboyFL

flyboyFL
Longboat Key, FL

December 16, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9359801

CajuninKy~

Check this thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1287777/

It may show what you want.

Be well

(o_O)
kingconsulting
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 18, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9361414

I have grown Black Cherry two seasons now. Grows great here and has plenty on it. I found a few volunteers that were coming up before I put my raised beds in so I'm hoping to get an early start.

We really like the flavor. Not super sweet like a sungold but sweet and a more of a tomato flavor.

Robert
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 19, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9362741

I am really looking forward to it.
RiverNymph
the Mountains, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 21, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9363802

In my opinion 'Black Plum Paste' tomatoes are far superior to the black cherry. It's so sultry and smokey it sends you into
ecstasy! I would be more than happy to trade you a few. Let me know.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
11:18 PM

Post #9364381

That sounds wonderful. Is it an OP variety?
Doug9345
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

December 22, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #9364470

Yes, both Black Cherry and black plum are OP.
Carolyn
Salem, NY
(Zone 4b)

December 22, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9364486

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.

Carolyn
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9364580

Do you want to trade tomato seeds or would you be interested in some other veggie. I have very few flower seeds.
RiverNymph
the Mountains, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 22, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9364707

Carolyn,
I just replied over there on the other thread. Head on over! Talk soon!
RiverNymph
the Mountains, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 22, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9364709

Any one interested in a trade please D-mail me (easier to keep track).

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Carolyn
Salem, NY
(Zone 4b)

December 22, 2012
1:38 PM

Post #9364849

Yes, I know you did and I gave you a long answer and also explained why I'm so very negative about seed trading. LOL

Carolyn

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