Tomato Pole Black Krim Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Tomato Pole Black Krim Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

Item #3118

70 days from transplanting. Indeterminate.
This Russian heirloom originated in Krim, a Crimean town on the Black Sea. Baseball-sized fruits weigh 10–12 ounces and have reddish-brown flesh filled with an earthy, slightly smoky flavor. Fruit sets well in heat and is the most reliable of the black tomatoes, producing even under adverse conditions from summer to fall. Provide support for plants that can reach 6' or more.

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
group of
3 seeds
every 24"

Row Spacing:
3'

Thinning:
When 2" tall
thin to 1
every 24"


When to sow outside: Recommended for mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Provide adequate light to produce sturdy plants.

Harvesting: Black Krim tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when fully colored and have a slight give when gently squeezed. About 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and any undersized fruit off the plant. This will steer all the plant’s remaining energy into ripening what’s left. If you have a lot of unripe tomatoes near the end of the season and a frost is approaching, pick them and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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