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Mikado Black

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About Mikado Black

Mikado Black, AKA Mikado Chernyi. Russian commercial variety. The name means ‘Mikado Black’ in Russian. Indeterminate, potato leaf, compact plants produce 3-6 oz., purple-black, round, oblate fruits with green/brown shoulders. Very good flavor similar to many other black tomatoes.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Black
Fruit Color
Brown
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Medium
Leaf Type
Potato
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Variety
Open Pollinated

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    Mette Neland

    Just curious, some internet sources claim it was made by Henderson in 1886 and it is related to Brandywine tomatoes.
    There are devirging information about the growth pattern.
    Are there several tomatoes with this name.
    Last year I grew Mikado Black – a so called McMurray Selection – it was very nicely tasting. It was definitely not indeterminate.

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    • Dorota Basiura
      Dorota Basiura Editor
      Tomato Database Director

      Hi Mette, yes – 'Mikado' tomato is also known as 'Turner’s Hybrid'. Released in 1886 by Peter Henderson. Some sources say, that the 'Brandywine' tomato was bred from 'Mikado'. There are several different strains of 'Mikado Chernyi' tomato, circulated among tomato collectors and yes, some strains differ in both fruit size and plant habit.

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