Botanical Interests Organic Black Krim Pole Tomatoes
This old heirloom from the Crimean peninsula of Russia is an early producer with rich flavor. A novelty that does not sacrifice taste, it tastes rich, earthy, and almost smoky. Its large size is comparable to Beefsteak tomatoes (10-12 ounces). The fruit will set well in heat, but this variety is also reported to have done well in the 1993 "summer without a summer", so it will produce under a variety of adverse conditions. Black Krim is the most reliable of the black tomatoes. Plan to stake or cage this indeterminate variety; the plant will continue to grow and produce until fall frost. This packet plants: 20 plants (after thinning).
When to plant outside: Generally started indoors, tomatoes can also be directly seeded outside! Sow in spring, after the average last spring frost and when soil temperatures reach 60 degrees. In warm winter/hot summer areas of the south, southwest, and parts of California, they can also be planted in early fall for winter harvest.
When to start inside: 6-8 weeks before the average last spring frost.
Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: when planting seedlings outside, bury the roots and stem up to the first set of leaves horizontally. Curve the stem above the ground to a vertical position. The stem will sprout roots and develop a strong root system.
Container Tips: Pole (indeterminate) tomatoes can be grown in five-gallon containers. Use a cage or stakes to support vines. One plant per container.
Contents: Lycopersicon - lycopersicum
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.