Tomato, Pole, “Black Krim” Seeds
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. In cooler climates, fruit will be dusky pink to burgundy/brown with green shoulders. 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.
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
Days to Maturity: 70–90 days from transplanting
Type: Indeterminate, Slicer
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.