Tomato, Black Vernissage

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Quick facts

  • Heat tolerant tomatoes
  • Striped
  • Heirloom from Ukraine

Solanum lycopersicum

75 days, Indeterminate. A very adaptable and easy to grow saladette tomato for more extreme temperatures, cool nights and hot days. During a record-breaking summer at Giving Ground Farm, these tomatoes were the first to ripen during 6 weeks of 95+ degrees and produced most heavily. Large, 2 oz, crack resistant cherry tomato with a ridiculously juicy center and striped tie dye red and dark green skin which gives it its “black” appearance.  Thick skinned fruit.  Relatively early and productive over a long season.  Rich, complex, slightly smokey, tart flavor.  Regular leaf.

A bit of its story:

Originated in Ukraine, also known as Vernisazh Chernyi.  This tomato is part of our heat tolerant tomato package.  

How to grow it:  

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-9 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24”-36” apart in full sun near a trellis. Ripe tomatoes will be soft but will still have dark green mottling.

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 min.