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Black Krim Tomato Seed Organic-Tomato Seed-Heirloom Seed Supply

Black Krim Tomato Seed Organic

Regular price $3.75 $2.25 Sale

These Black Krim tomato seeds are certified organic Crimean heirlooms. (80 days). This is my "OMG! I can't wait for this to get ripe so I can sink my teeth into it!" tomato. The plant is an open-pollinated, indeterminate, bearing 8 to 10 ounce flattened globe fruits that are dark reddish-purple to black with green/brown shoulders. Vibrant colors with an unbelievably good taste. They are not mealy in the slightest- just bursting with juice and flavor. Don't wait for the green shoulders to turn red and please don't put these in the refrigerator...just take your salt shaker out to the garden. They are too good to share the first ripe one and you deserve it cause you grew it, yes?

60 seeds per pack. Lot # 381  92% germination.

Lycopersicon esculentum

For all tomatoes, days to maturity are from date of transplanting.

Culture: Tender, cannot tolerate frost. Usually started indoors Feb to April. Avoid using fresh manure as it causes lush foliage with few ripe fruits. Instead use generous amounts of well-rotted cow or horse manure or compost to boost plant vigor, and crushed eggshells at the bottom of each hole for calcium. Heavy phosphorus needs. Responds well to foliar sprays.

Determinate (Det) bush varieties may be staked, should not be pruned.

Indeterminate (Ind) climbing varieties are customarily staked and pruned.

Good seed retains viability so we often commission two-year productions. Organically and sustainably grown seed was rinsed with a sodium hypochlorite solution to reduce the risk of seed-borne disease. This treatment poses no health risks.

Minimum germination soil temperature 50°, optimal range 60-85°, ideal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 6 days at 77°.

Cultural controls: Disinfect greenhouse materials & cages, farming tools & gloves, avoid overhead irrigation, don't work crop when wet, rotate crops, use compost. Don't smoke around tomato plants. Use diatomaceous earth and or wood ashes for dusting pests.