Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tomato Time: Heirloom Black Krim

It's that time. This is a new variety that I am trying this year. Black Krim is an heirloom from the Black Sea of Russia. Apparently it has a natural salty taste and is good for folks on low sodium diets...all it needs is a little pepper:) It is a beautiful deep maroon color. You can order for next season here. I got my small specimen (not the seeds) from Stony Hill Greenhouses, home of "rare, varigated and unusual" plants located here in upstate NY. Stony Hill, passionately owned and run by Dana Kaiser, was featured by Ruah Donnelly in The Adventurous Gardener : Where to Buy the Best Plants in New York and New Jersey.

Here's more...

This tomato variety actually hails from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimean peninsula in Russia. A rare heirloom variety of the black tomato.

This tomato variety ( Black Krim) is a medium large sized ( 10-12 ounce),maroon beefsteak with green shoulders and an intense, unique taste! Ideal for slicing, salads and more. Due to their natural salty taste, sliced Black Krims do not require salting and only a hint of pepper, which makes them an ideal tomato variety for your tomato patch if you can not have salt in your diet.

The production of this variety is intense and it will do quite well in containers, but if not watered evenly during the summer, this variety is subject to splitting. About 70-75 days to maturity.

1 comment:

voz said...

Yum. We grew some of those last year and they were so different from anything else we grew. In a good way, I mean.