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Anyone recognise this variety of tomato?

Hi all,

First post for a while - thanks to everyone who helped with my issues earlier in the year after planting way too many tomato plants together.

The good news is they've all been producing fruit pretty well. Although they were very slow to ripen and we've only been getting a decent number of fruits the last few weeks. Meanwhile cucumbers, courgettes and aubergines all doing well.

Most of our toms have ripened well but two of the random varieties we've ended up with have only started getting a colour other than green this last week. They're still a bit green and seem to have slowed down. Anyone recognise this variety and know if it goes entirely red?

thanks,

Steve


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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Almost certainly I think, Philippa.  'Black Cherry' is the most widely available and there are a few closely related ones like 'Black Opal'.  'Rosella' is another possibility as is 'Sunchocola F1'.  They're all lovely. :)
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    Glad you got a crop @stevek_bath, after all your earlier problems. They look good  :)
    If the temps drop and they don't finish ripening, you can bring them inside to finish. 

    You'll be an old hand at it for next year though ;)
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243
    Those look ready to pick now @stevek_bath , as black cherry still have green shoulders. I have picked loads this year, a good crop and very tasty. 
  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671
    I grow Sunchocola this year look like your photo also.
  • Thanks all - just picked a big bowl full and they are indeed ripe and tasty.

    Just need the rest of my heirlooms to ripen now. 
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