I believe Black Prince was the first of the "Black" tomatoes to be offered at the commercial level. I remember plants being occasionally available around 2002. I sort of ignored it then, figuring it was a novelty like a horrid variety called "Mr, Stripey" that was being offered at the same time. What a fool was I. After years of snubbing it, I got some seed and started it. Then, get this- when Lenny and I were planting our own tomatoes, I started to run out of room and I simply tossed a couple of Black Prince, still in their pots, into a row of Blackberries. I did not want to waste space on that "stupid" Black Prince. A couple months later, I noticed a huge Tomato plant erupting out of the middle of a row of Blackberries. Of course, it was those Black Prince I tossed in to that row to die. Totally neglected, swamped by Blackberries above it, STILL in the 4"plastic pot (rooted out of the drain hole in pot) there it was, healthy, beautiful and with a good set of fruit. Once ripe, to my chagrin, they were delicious. All that being said, this Russian Tomato is often described as Garnet colored and that is just about right. Not big, between tennis and Golf ball size, something about the total package is just right for snacking right in the garden. Ok, I have said enough about Black Prince.