Tomato ‘Black Krim’
Also known as ‘Black Crimea’, this variety comes from Krim, Russia, and was mostly widely introduced to North America by Lars Olov Rosenstrom of Sweden via the Seed Savers Exchange.
Beefstake-type fruits with brownish red colouring, this variety boasts a really beautiful, earthy flavour. Some green shouldering will be present, but with even watering you can avoid that and the radial cracking that appears with drier conditions. With enough direct sunlight the fruit colour changes more to the brown spectrum. Even with a cool, wet spring and an extremely early snowfall in 2018 I managed to get a really good harvest out of my plants. Best for fresh eating, but can be a nice addition to soups and stews as well.
See the seed bank database entry here.
Indeterminate, regular leaf. 75 days from transplant.
Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
From 2018 harvest, germination tested in 2019.