|Solanum lycospersicum Family: Solanacaea
Common name: ‘Black Krim’
|Description: Medium- to large-sized, slightly flattened fruits are dark red with purple and green shoulders, although colour can be variable, according to your climate. Typically, the hotter the climate, the darker the fruits. Interior flesh colour leans towards green. Very juicy with a unique, slightly salty taste. Excellent for slicing, salads and tomato sandwiches. Indeterminate vine with regular leaf foliage.
Special Notes: An open-pollinated heirloom tomato that pre-dates the Russian Revolution of 1907. From the Crimean Peninsula on the north coast of the Black Sea. Discovered by Lars Olov Rosenstrom of Sweden and introduced into Europe in 1990. Very productive. Best grown under some protection but can be grown outdoors. Can be prone to some cracking at the stem end.
Posted on April 7, 2015