Originally from Siberia, this is one of the most popular and favored black tomatoes. Originally introduced from Irkutsk, Russia and is regarded as a true Siberian tomato that does very well in cooler climates. Until only recently this was considered a rare variety in the United States. The Black Prince tomato is said to have considerable health benefits beyond the presence of lycopene. These deep garnet, round, 2-inch (2-3 oz.) tomatoes are full of juice and incredibly rich fruity flavors. This is a tomato that chefs cherish for its rich flavors. They make perfect patio plants.
Soil Requirements: 6.0 to 6.8 (mildly acidic),6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods: From seed, sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last spring frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per pot and thin to one plant per container. After four weeks, transplant seedlings to larger pots, and about 10 days before the last spring frost, begin hardening the plants to the outdoors. Transplant your plants to a sunny, highly composted location when soil temperatures are at least 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit . Stake or cage the plants for support and to prevent sprawling on the ground.
Other Details: Average water needs, water regularly, do not over-water