Tomato ‘Black Krim’
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Botanical name: Lycopersicon esculentum
Heritage: Crimea, pre 1900's
‘Black Krim’ is a highly tasty heirloom beefsteak Tomato with dark red-purple-brown skin.
The plants yield large fruit heavily, abundantly producing delicious 150g –200g tomatoes with blackish red flesh. It’s a highly nutritional tomato that’s excellent tasting, offering a rich and tart, smoky flavour.
Popular for its consistent performance in the home garden, it’s highly sought after at farmers markets and a favourite of fine chefs. The deep red almost black coloured tomatoes darken when exposed to sunlight.
It originates from Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea. Also known as Black Crimea, and Noire de Crimée.
Spring - Early Summer
Tomatoes are best sown in spring through early summer. Sow seeds in trays of seed raising mix and germinate at temperatures of approx. 20°c – 30°c.
20°c - 30°c
7 - 14 days
Transplant with care once seedlings have several true leaves and are 10+cm tall, to a sunny and well-drained position approx. 0.75m apart.
80 - 115 days
Being an indeterminate variety, Black Krim is tall growing and can reach 2.0m in height; the plants will require staking for support as they grow.
To grow the biggest tomatoes possible you will want to keep your tomato plants trained to a single stem. If laterals are allowed to grow into second and third stems, you are likely to produce more tomatoes but of a slightly smaller size.
Plants require regular watering for best results. Try to avoid splashing water on the leaves. Mulching well will help your garden to conserve water and encourage it to crop heavily.
Picking encourages further fruit set. It is most productive in warm and dry conditions, but can tolerate most frost-free climates. Please note that it is tender to frosts.
Be aware that tomatoes can be a favourite of birds who enjoy their water content during hot summer days. Protect your tomato crop with bird netting or similar if you find yourself losing fruit.
APPROX SEEDS PER PACKET:
|HOME GARDEN ($3.50)||50 seeds|
|BULK ($15.00)||2.5 grams|