Need a black Cherry

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

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.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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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Salem, NY(Zone 4b)

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.


Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

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

Danbury, CT

I grew Black Cherry for the first time this past summer and it was fantastic! One of my new favorite tomatoes:)

Durhamville, NY(Zone 5b)

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

Longboat Key, FL


Check this thread:

It may show what you want.

Be well


Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

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.


Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

I am really looking forward to it.

the Mountains, CO(Zone 4a)

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.

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

That sounds wonderful. Is it an OP variety?

Durhamville, NY(Zone 5b)

Yes, both Black Cherry and black plum are OP.

Salem, NY(Zone 4b)

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.


Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

Do you want to trade tomato seeds or would you be interested in some other veggie. I have very few flower seeds.

the Mountains, CO(Zone 4a)

I just replied over there on the other thread. Head on over! Talk soon!

the Mountains, CO(Zone 4a)

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

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Salem, NY(Zone 4b)

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


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