BLACK TRUFFLE TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicum), also known as Russian Black Truffle or Japanese Trifele, is in fact a Russian heirloom. The fruits are the size and shape of a Bartlett pear, blemish free, rarely crack, with a rich full flavor. One of my favorites. It is usually the first to produce here in North Carolina - weeks ahead of others. High yields. Potato leaf. Indeterminate. 70-80 days from transplant. 10 seeds.
END OF SEASON TIP: If you have grown a variety that you love and want to grow the following season, consider cloning this season's healthy plant. It's easy to do. Just take a healthy cutting and root in moist soil indoors. You'll want to remove any lower leaves and sink so that as much stem as possible is in the soil with just a few top leaves showing. I like to put on a heating mat under grow lights and then pot up after the roots have really gotten going. You can keep this cutting alive through the winter and early spring and get a jump on the growing season next year. Avoid using cuttings from any plant that shows signs of blight or pest infestation.