Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Black and Brown Boar'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Black and Brown Boar
Hybridized by Brad Gates
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Green

Purple

Brown

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California

San Luis Obispo, California

Miami, Florida

Elgin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 13, 2011, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

A pretty, striped tomato with a nice earthy, black flavor. Black & Brown Boar was one of my earliest tomatoes this year. Tomatoes are small (2-4 oz) and and the plant is prolific.

Positive

On Apr 2, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flavor is very good to even outstanding -- I was pleasantly surprised. Juicy, good texture. Tastes more like a dark than a striped variety. Fruits are a little larger than Jaune Flammee.

Black and Brown Boar is a stable (or mostly stable) unknown cross that arose in the fields of Bradley Gates of California. As far as possible parentage goes -- he says of some of the crosses that have appeared in his fields that he has saved/shared seed for: "I do know that most came from Big Rainbow, Marvel Stripe, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, and Green Zebra..."

Brad's description -- "Black and Brown Boar- similar to a Cherokee Purple with flashy stripes. Includes the flavor that has made dark tomatoes famous."