Luscious Russian heirloom,
very juicy, with that indescribable smoky black tomato flavor at its best.
Midseason, but requires less heat for ripening than others--good for coastal climates and mountain areas. Ripens well off the vine. Dark brown-red when ripe with green shoulders.
After trying lots of "black" types, Black Krim is still our favorite for flavor.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
Start in flats or pots 2 months or so before setting out. Transplant into well-composted soil after danger of frost is past. Set plants several inches deeper than in the pot-they will root along the stem. Greedy feeder-needs ample amounts of compost or decomposed manure. Needs lots of potassium, phosphorous, but not as much nitrogen. Needs calcium to prevent blossom-end rot; use gypsum or bone meal if necessary. Keep soil most in dry weather with periodic, deep watering and mulch.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/Yield 100-418/Spacing 24"
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