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Posted on 10 October 2008 by

Black Prince Tomatoes

By Kira Hamman

There has been considerable buzz this summer (admittedly in some pretty esoteric circles) about the Black Prince tomato, a Siberian heirloom originally from Irkutsk.

Since I’m in favor of anything that allows me to use the word “Irkutsk” in casual conversation, I decided to look into it.

A number of garden bloggers, including RKayne at GardenGuides and Kathy at Skippy’s Vegetable Garden, not to mention Tomato Casual’s own Michael Nolan, have raved about Black Prince.

They all say its striking beauty and intense flavor make it a favorite. Well, that’s enough to pique my interest.

Plenty of chefs are smitten with Black Prince too. Read the rest of this entry »


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