First ship date is March 22. Free shipping with $35 purchase! Please note: We now ship via UPS.

Classic black heirloom tomato from Russia with fantastic flavor…

65 days. OP. Heirloom. Indet. A gorgeous deep red/brown tomato, sometimes with green shoulders. Slightly flattened, globe shaped 4″ fruits are not crack prone. Produces perfect fruits when other heirlooms are a mess of cracks and splits. But, the best thing is the flavor – deep and very rich, with a good sweet/acid balance. Just one of the best tasting tomatoes ever. From Russia (seeds from Moscow seed saver Marina Danilenko). Named for famous opera star, civil rights champion, and renaissance man Paul Robeson, who was much admired in Russia.

We ship every Monday and Tuesday, from late March through late May, to the 48 contiguous states. We schedule your shipment to arrive just after the last frost date for your area. We will send an email from our farm ( within 24 hours of receiving your order informing you of your shipping date. You are welcome to change the shipping date. Just let us know when you want them.

Our plants are sustainably raised in our own potting mix. We use only organic fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.

Our plants are shipped in individual 3″ deep pots. They are ready to be planted out in your garden.

We package our plants with extreme care so they arrive undamaged at your doorstep. Each plant is tucked into its own padded sleeve. The soil in each pot is covered so it will not spill out. A plant tag identifying the variety is included with each plant.