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Tomato 'Black Krim'     

Solanum lycopersicum

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Black Krim is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Krim'). 'Black Krim' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 1.0 cm (0.39 inches imperial) and produce a tomato fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours:   Banana yellow. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red-brown and   Cal Poly green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

Beefsteak-type very meaty tomato with black/dark purple (mahogany-brown) streaked skin with green shoulders, have green gel around seeds. In hotter weather, the colour will darken even more dramatically. Reportedly this tomato is prone to cracking, however, heavy watering can help prevent this. Does well in hot spells, and is cold tolerant too. Has a rich, sweet, slightly salty flavor.

This variety does best when staked or caged, but may be acceptable for container gardening (using a large container). Plants can grow to 36-40-inches tall and spread about 18-inches.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Black Krim is known for its Climbing habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Russia is believed to be where Black Krim originates from.

Black Krim Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Black Krim have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Black Krim

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Suitable for container gardening.

Black Krim likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Krim is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.8 as Tomato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Black Krim from seed

Seeds take 6 to 14 days before sprouting in a moderately warm soil so be patient! Tomato seeds like some heat from the soil in a range from 24 to 32 degrees C. Old-fashioned refrigerators get hot on top and make ideal spots for seed starting. Newer models are more energy efficient and don’t heat up.

Germination temperature is 60 to 95 F, but germinates best at 75 F to 90 F. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 25-35ºC (68-95ºF).

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Black Krim about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Black Krim

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

When potting the seedlings up remember to bury a bit of the stem that was growing above the soil in the smaller pot deeper into the soil in the larger pot. This gives the plant extra root growth and makes for a stronger plant.

Every hair along the stem that is in contact with the soil will turn into a root.

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 10°C / 50°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Black Krim is a tender plant.

Harvesting Black Krim

Ripe fruit will be dark maroon to brown with darker shoulders.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Tomato Black Krim Etymology

In Russia, someone from the Crimean Peninsula is referred to as a Krim. This variety comes from that area, and thus is called the Black Krim.

Black Krim folklore & trivia

Named for the Isle of Krim, Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Black Krim'

Black Crim

Other Names for Tomato 'Black Krim'

Black Crimson, Crimson Black

Latest Tomato 'Black Krim' Reviews

  • I LOVE this tomato. Juicy, rich layers of flavor. Pretty cut on a plate, even with a little cracking. Produced a mid-size yield, regularly over much longer timeframe than other varieties I tried.

    5 stars

    Equi_Sally about growing Tomato 'Black Krim'
  • Outstanding in flavor and size, moderately productive and early

    5 stars

    anelson about growing tomato black krim
  • Added 1ml water

    0 stars

    JGarfield about growing Tomato: 'Black Krim' [Heirloom] '2012'
  • vigorous, fairly early, cold tolerant, heavy producer of large irregular fruit. Rich, salty flavor. got a little powdery mildew. Difficult to support all the heavy fruit.
    I plan to grow again.

    5 stars

    anelson about growing Black Krim Tomato four and a half star
  • Now this is more like it. 1st time growing and will again. Fruit is tasty and firm. Plant is also remarkably prolific.

    4 stars

    LouiseM about growing Tomato 'Black Krim'

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