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About Black Giant

Black Giant AKA Tchyornyi Gigant. Russian origin. Compact indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces medium-sized, 4-12 oz., (not really giant) purple-black globe tomatoes with green shoulders, clear skin. Some concentric cracking, excellent flavor.

Culinary Use
Flavor Profile
Sweet / Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Fruit Color
Fruit Shape
Oblate / Ribbed
Fruit Size
Leaf Type
Plant Type
Dwarf / Indeterminate
Solanum lycopersicum
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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    the fluffy bunny

    I have been growing this tomato for years and it is my overall favorite. If I could choose only one slicer or a beefsteak to grow, this would be it.

    Despite the name it is not a large tomato and in the Paul Robeson size class. Unlike the picture on this site, I have never seen the fluting, as mine are smooth (from 3 different seed sources). It has excellent flavor, not in the same class as Sudduth's Brandy Wine or Cherokee Purple or Cherokee Chocolate but leads in the next tier class. But unlike the afore mentioned, it is fairly early and there is very little waste with this tomato where are traditional variants of Brandywine and Cherokee Purple have a great deal of waste. It also produces consistently. It does get the usual diseases but seems tolerant of them and continues producing. It is a nicely textured tomato, not to wet or seedy (my usual knocks on Paul Robeson) and has that thing that sets the black tomatoes apart.

    A great tomato.


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