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Plug Plant Count: 3
We are offering Three (3) Black Opel Tomato plug plants ready for potting on and growing on in frost free greenhouse or on sunny windowsill ready for planting out as soon as last frosts have passed
Black Opel are Deep Pink, Cherry Tomato with high levels of sweetness cherry tomato tastes of a blend of raspberries, blackberries and other summer fruits
Black Opel as a Brix Value 9
The brix Value is the measurement used to determine how much sugar is in the fruit. The higher the value, then the higher the sugar content and sweeter fruit will be to taste.
A fabulous new cherry tomato bred originally from the heritage variety Black Cherry, Black Opal has greatly improved growth habit, fruit texture with a far sweeter flavour, producing unique rose-pink skin with smoky overtones. With its high levels of sweetness and acidity as well as its unusual dark colouring, 'Black Opal' is in a class of its own. The unique rich rose-pink skin colour with smoky overtones, along with its delicious dark flesh make this fabulous variety the one to grow this year. The small fruit are borne on long, branched trusses racemes of cherry-sized, thin-skinned 15g (½oz) fruits with a pronounced and lingering flavour. plants produce approx. 150-200 fruit in an average growing season
When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10") pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.
When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8") tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.
When plug plants arrive transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).
When plants are well grown, transplant into baskets and containers. If the plant is suited for growing outdoors when all risk of frost has passed gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before positioning baskets outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun once all frost risk has passed.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.