Prudens Black — commercially available stabilized cross between Prudens Purple and Bedouin
— look at these crazy floral trusses — only two trusses so far but each “truss” appears to be at least twin trusses. Not all of them have set, but thank goodness because I don’t think this little plant could support all that if they all developed into fruits!
— currently the biggest green fruit, though smaller cherries and cocktail-size greenies may ripen first.
— I’m really excited since last year, this variety failed to thrive.
— 7/15/19 update —
Prudens Black fruits have this cool starburst lines on the blossom end
- the biggest fruit on the bottom truss is starting to blush
— 7/18/19 update —
First one harvested — good thing I did, too, because I only saw that it had split from last night’s rain AFTER I cut it off and turned it over
— 7/27/19 update —
We have been eating the Prudens Black. Three so far. Both DD2 AND I have detected some watery/diluted flavor, no doubt due to all the rain. But all three tomato eating members of the family (including DH) agree this is a VERY GOOD flavored tomato. It’s like pulling teeth getting DH to review, so we have a simple arrangement — and he left a pile of about a dozen seeds he “saved” on the plate (most of the intense flavor of the tomato is in the gel so he is reluctant to give up any of the seeds unless he enjoyed the particular variety so much that he wants me to grow the variety again )
...the plant behind it is Steelhead — more about it later
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