Tomato Black Opal
Tomato Black Opal

Tomato Black Opal

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A dark chocolate-coloured cherry tomato with a tangy/sweet flavour and excellent texture. The long branched trusses can produce up to 150-200 fruits per plant in an average growing season. Has good disease resistance. An excellent source of vitamin C and lycopene.

WHERE TO SOW Sow under glass 0.5cm (4") deep in pots or trays of good sowing compost and cover with a light sprinkling of
vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator at 18-21°C. WHAT TO DO NEXT Prick out seedlings, once large enough to handle, into 9cm (3½") pots. Transplant to the greenhouse border soil, or individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8") high. Can also be planted outdoors once all risk of frost has passed. Plants require side-shooting and support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set.

HANDY TIP Pick fruits as they ripen and water regularly, but do not overwater to help prevent these small fruits from splitting.

20 seeds approx
January to April
Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 7 to 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

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Delivery Info

Minimum order value £10

Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £7.50 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£7.5 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days


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Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)