Tomato Tim’s Black Ruffles

Large purple/black beefsteak open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.


Tim’s Black Ruffles is a large purple/black beefsteak tomato, a cross between Black Krim and Zapotek Pink Pleated. The large indeterminate, regular leafed plants are moderate producers of the 8-10oz fruit which are full of the sweet, well-balanced flavours you would expect of a black tomato.

Excellent for sauce and salad.

We grew this a few times but it didn’t produce very much fruit and the heavy pleated nature of the fruit made it difficult to skin. We preferred Black Brandywine.

Tim's Black Ruffles
Tim's Black Ruffles
Tim's Black Ruffles

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Flat/Pleated
  • Fruit Size: 8-10 oz
  • Fruit Colour: Purple/Black
  • Flesh Colour: Purple/Black
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid (75-85 Days)
  • Taste: Sweet/Rich
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
  • Truss Spacing: 15-18 Inches inches
  • Alternatives: Black Brandywine
  • Our Source: Tomatofest

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