Roger’s Best Black


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15+
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases

“Roger’s Best Black” is a variety that I rescued from my seed stash in which I go “dumpster diving” each year to find something interesting to grow. I had this one wrinkled little coin envelope with seeds from a trade, dated 2012, and decided to add it to my group of dark varieties to trial this season. Roger’s Best Black made a very good impression on me in the realm of excellent strong and sweet, deep flavor and plump, turgid flesh. It was one of the better tasting dark tomatoes I tried this season. For the best description of history, let me quote Tatiana’s TOMATObase, which is always my go-to for tomato information:
“Denise Salmon of Vancouver, BC, Canada received the seeds from Roger Dahlström, Sweden, in 2000; the seed package was simply marked ‘A THE BEST, very good taste, dark red, (Black), Indet. Prolific.’ Craig LeHoullier (NC LE C) grew it out along with other black varieties and noted that it was very similar to Black Krim. It was listed by 2 members in 2007 Yearbook, and both admit that it is similar to Black Krim, but not quite the same; Bill Minkey (WI MI B) thinks that Roger’s Best Black has a better taste. No information is available about the origin or the original name.”

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