Lycopersicon esculentum Organic Black Krim Tomato Seeds (75 days)
Approx. 25 heirloom seeds
Indeterminate. Regular leaf foliage. First off this is a terrible photo, but I can't find the other ones I took. Occasionally heirlooms will throw funny shapes and that is why I took this photo.
Black Krim makes its way to us from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula.
Black Krim produces beefsteak tomatoes that are 4' long by 5 1/2" wide. Deeply mahogany colored, slighlty flattened with green gel coats.
As for taste...I think Amy Goldman in her book The Heirloom Tomato says it best..."The flavor is exotic and musky; the fruit acid hits me in the roof of my mouth and tickles my tongue. Others describe Black Krim as very intense, smoky or salty."
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. TX
California Grown Heirloom Seed Black Krim is on the cusp of being an early mid season variety. It produces high yields and seems to have little problem with our cool nights. No surprise since it is from the Black Sea region of Russia.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.