Also known as True Black Brandywine. While not the only attempt at pairing smoky depth of “black” tomatoes with the full tart and sweet balance of Pink Brandywine, Weaver’s Black could be the oldest and is likely the best flavored. Bred by Dr. Harold Martin in late 1920s in Pennsylvania, its irregular flattened large heirloom beefsteak shape looks coal-dusted over crimson, with shadows of green, purple and brown. Weaver’s flavor intensity of peaty whiskey and rich tomato is not for the faint of heart, but everyone who tries it will have an opinion. Given safe harbor by William Woys Weaver’s Roughwood Seed Collection since being kept by his grandfather “back in the day.” The usual delicate handling and quick consumption rules of cherished heirloom tomatoes apply. Potato lefa foilage. 12 oz + – Indeterminate
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