(AKA 'RON'S Carbon Copy')
An exceptional tomato, all the way through to the end of the season! The flavor is unsurpassed, however, in the hot and dry of summer. Sweet, smoky and complex. This is one not to be missed.
Fruits may split if it rains when they are close to being ripe. To avoid this, pick fruits and allow them to ripen indoors which will not affect the flavor, whatsoever.
Also, you must pick by feel and not pick by color alone with this one because the color doesn't change as radically as you might be familiar with. Fruits mature from the normal light green to a dusky purple rose - fully ripening into a deeper saturation of the same coloration.
HISTORY: In 2010 Ron Rhyne of Muskogee, Oklahoma began making intentional crosses using 'Carbon' as the mother and pollen from six varieties of cherries that were growing in his garden at that time in hopes of creating a cherry with the same flavor as 'Carbon'. Ron stated that he is not sure which father actually created the cross but that it didn't really matter to him because he got the end result he was aiming for!
GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Black - Purple