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Black Krim Pole Tomato Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#3118
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
3.6 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
This Russian heirloom originated in Krymsk on the Black Sea in Russia. Baseball-sized fruits weigh 10–12 ounces and have reddish-brown flesh filled with a rich, slightly salty flavor. Fruit sets well in heat and is a reliable "black" tomato, producing even under adverse conditions from summer to fall. Provide support for plants that can reach 6' or more.
$2.29 30 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Days to Maturity: 70–90 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer

Variety Information: 10–12 oz. rounded, slightly flattened fruits. Color depends on weather conditions; tomatoes will be near black when ripening in warm weather. In cooler climates, fruit will be dusky pink to burgundy/brown with green shoulders.

Type: Indeterminate, Slicer (Learn more)

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"

Harvesting: 'Black Krim' may be harvested when they are still half green and firm.

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Black Krim Pole Tomato Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Black Krim tomato

2 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2019
I was really disappointed with the Black Krim seed this year. Most of the plants never germinated. I've purchased these previously and not had a problem. Perhaps it was a bad lot. Will try again next year
Judy Arnold from CO
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your experience. We are sorry you had poor germination. A customer service representative will contact you shortly to see how we can help.

Black Krim Pole tomatoes not what I had hoped

2 out of 5 stars Aug 21, 2019
I have been disappointed with the Black Krim pole tomatoes: The tomatoes resemble the more commercial Celebrity in shape and color -- not the 'dark purple-black' fruits described in the catalog. Their flavor is adequate, but not exceptional and their texture seems somewhat 'mealy'. I will not be planting them again.
Frieda Bruck from MN
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. A customer service representative will be reaching out to you about this issue.

Great heat tolerant option

5 out of 5 stars Feb 7, 2020
These did great in our garden last summer. Zero cracking, lots of fruit and grew late in the season. Zone 9 . Tastes amazing!
Korynne from CA

Germinated after 12 years!! Amazing.

5 out of 5 stars Apr 27, 2020
I found a packet of these from 2008 on a shelf in my basement, and after putting a few seeds in a damp paper towel in a Ziploc bag over a heat mat and waiting over the course of 1-3 weeks, they ALL sprouted! I now have over a dozen vigorous Black Krim starts growing under lights that I plan to give away to friends and neighbors. I always buy new Botanical Interests seeds every year, but I have to say it's reassuring that the quality can still be good after the recommended expiration date -- at least in my experience.
Laura Young from CO

Favorite Tomato This Year

4 out of 5 stars Aug 1, 2021
All seeds germinated, all plants grew well without fuss and have been prolific producers of huge, beautiful, very good-tasting tomatoes. My favorite of the 5 varieties I grew this year. Produced quickly, some started ripening even before "Early Girls" that I planted just to make sure I had tomatoes as early as possible. I will grow these again next year and probably won't bother with Early Girls again.
Elizabeth from IN

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