Gypsy, also known as Tsygan, is a great Russian commercial variety that was introduced to the U.S. around the year 2000. It has a rich, smokey flavor, typical of the favored black tomatoes. This was a big producer of pink fruits on healthy vines that would continue ripening to a deep brown/purple. We were highly impressed.
Season: early to mid season
Uses: fresh eating, sauces, roasting, canning
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