Gardening Articles: Health :: Cooking
New ÂBlack PearlÂ Tomato
by Charlie Nardozzi
Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and colors such as yellow, pink, orange, white, striped, and yes, even black.
While home gardeners may have heard or even seen a few full-sized "black" tomatoes (theyre really dark purple or brown if that makes them sound more appealing), now there is a new variety of black cherry tomato.
Black Pearl grows on an indeterminate vine, producing an abundance of 1-1/2-inch-diameter, purplish black fruits. The flavor is sweet, rich, and complex. One company compares the flavor to a Concord grape. Visually its intriguing. Imagine growing Black Pearl next to bright yellow Yellow Currant and orange Sun Gold cherry tomatoes in your garden!
For more information on this unique-colored cherry tomato, go to: Burpee Seeds.