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but probably not my last. I've never planted "Black Cherry Tomatoes" before. They are coming on but I don't know what they look like when ripe! How do I tell when they are ripe--do they turn brown, get a funny red color, or am I missing something entirely?
I've heard they are delicious so I want to experience them at their best. Help!
 
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Sort of purple/greenish, almost like little Cherokee Purples but totally different in taste. It should come off the vine easily when it’s ripe. Pick 1 and eat it before picking more to experiment if you’re unsure. Adjust accordingly.
 
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I didn’t even know there was such a thing. I have raised heirloom black tomatoes and always relied on the pinch or squeeze method of checking. Once I feel any give I harvest one and eat it. I imagine this would work for the little guys too.
 
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Black Cherry Tomato.
Posted on August 6, 2011 by Durgan
http://durgan.org/2011/August 2011/6 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato./HTML/6 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato.

There are three prolific plants alongside the deck, growing up a trellis. They have large, dark colored fruit, and are the only type of marble sized tomato that I now grow. They have a pleasant taste and are usually eaten raw. The fruit tends to ripen in clusters, facilitating picking. Splitting seems to be minimized, which is helpful. The fruit is produced until frost arrives.

The tomato is a long way from black, but it is a fine quality tomato. Most of the so called black tomatoes are not really black with one or two exceptions..

 
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Okay, got it! Thanks to you all, I'll be picking some black cherrys today. Love a forum with helpful and trustworthy posters:happy:!
 
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Upsy, that site is very helpful, so thank you. I bought the quart pot of Black Cherry at a big box store (I know, forgive me) and that was the grower/brand that provided the plants.
We had some with our lunch salad and gosh, they are so good!
 
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