This tomato plant was a gift from a relative who grew it from seed. The seeds came from New Zealand, and the tomatoes are black. We've been resisting the temptation to call it All Black - we don't know what it's actually called.

The new tomatoes start green and as they mature, they turn black from the top down.

We've had other tomato plants which are described by their growers as black. None of them are as nearly as black as these.

It's late August and all our other tomato plants are maturing and showing up on our table. These are still hard.

We hope they ripen before the rain starts.