The deep maroon colour of this black cherry tomato is truly amazing. One of the most sought after black tomato. The colour itself gives an interest to your vegetable garden, and your summer salad will be colourful and delicious too with this tomato's somewhat sweet, rich and distinguished flavour. Strong growing plants will fruit earlier than other cherry tomatoes. Sow the black cherry tomato seeds thinly into a seed tray or in small pots or cells, covered lightly, watered and placed at 15-25 Celsius on a windowsill, heated greenhouse or propagator. Sow February - April. Germination takes 8-11 days. As soon as seedlings have 2 pairs of true leaves, prick out and transplant the seedlings into individual small pots, later on they might need to be repotted if growing quickly and large. Make sure the leaves do not overlap. Temperatures during this period should be 12-20 Celsius. Plant the cherry tomato plants outside mid-May-June (most importantly when there is no risk of frost in your area) 80x60 cm, or keep in the border of the greenhouse in a growbag or in rich, moist soil. Support developing stems with twine as they grow. Various training systems are used with tomatoes, but for all it is desirable to have the top metre of growth vertical. Side-shoot removal must be carried out from the start, restricting the plant to one main stem. Stop the plant growth (pinch out the very top of the plant) when 4-5 trusses have set. Side shoot removing is necessary throughout the growing season. Lower leaves should be removed as they start yellowing, which aids fruit ripening and improves air movement.