Black Elephant, Regular Leaf

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Black Elephant, Regular Leaf
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato, regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size medium
Fruit type
Variety type commercial
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Elephant, Regular Leaf - sliced fruit. 2010-09-24.

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indet., but compact plants with regular leaf, medium sized purple-black fruit, 4-6 oz, some smooth and some catfaced, very good smokey and sweet flavor.

Seed source:

Randy White, Mission, BC, Canada 06 / a Ukrainian CV

Year grown: 2010

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


IL LO N

80 days, indet., regular leaf, high yield of purple-black fruit with green shoulders, excellent flavor.
Source 
John Hanna, Moscow, Idaho

Location: Oblong, Illinois


History

  • A regular leafed version of a Russian tomato, Chyornyi Slon (=Black Elephant), which is a potato leaf.
  • It is unclear where the regular leafed variant came from and if it is related to its potato leaf namesake.

Russian name: Чёрный Слон

The name means 'Black Elephant' in Russian.



Description in Russian



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Seed Availability

Year Commercial Vendors Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings) Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)
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2012 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - sold out for 2012 1? 3
2011 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new 1 1
2010 3 (regular leaf) + 2 (potato leaf) 2 (regular leaf)
2009 3 .
2008 4 .
2007 1 .



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