Black Krim Pole Tomato Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 20 plants when started inside.
3.5714285714286 out of 5 stars
(7 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.
$2.49 25 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

7 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

Poor tomatoes

2 out of 5 stars Nov 11, 2022
These had a low germination rate and only 1 of the plants made it past seedling stage. (Though I am a relatively new gardener) What I am most disappointed in is the tomatoes themselves. They stay green on the vine and often crack. I removed them to let them ripen inside, but most stay green. Then they crack anyway and if they turn the reddish purple color they become mushy and taste awful. Will definitely be trying a new variety next year.
Kara from TX
Owner Response: Hi Kara, Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your experience. We are sorry you had poor germination. A customer care representative will contact you soon.

Delicious and Beautiful!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 23, 2023
This variety is a must in my garden. The seeds germinated well and the plants developed amazing. Not fussy at all! Very prolific and the flavor it added to my marinara sauce, tomato soup and all other dishes was incredible-the taste is delicious!
Luci from CO

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