Black Krim Tomato Seeds
Black Krim Tomato TM14-20
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Black Krim Tomato Seeds

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SKU TM14-20
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Russia Russia
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
Customer Reviews
80 days. Solanum lycopersicum. Open Pollinated. Black Krim Tomato. The plant produces high yields of 10 to 16 oz dark mahogany, blackish-red beefsteak tomatoes. It has a rich old fashioned tomato flavor. They are very sweet, juicy, and flavorful. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, and slicing. Heat Tolerant. Suitable for containers and patio gardening. An excellent choice for home gardens. An heirloom from the Black Sea region of Russia. Indeterminate.

Lot No: 210502

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 60 to 72” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Lycopersicon esculentum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 48"60 - 90 days
Tomato Seed Planting Information:

Tomato plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny spot in your garden. Relocate your tomato plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatoes are between 80 and 85 degrees F. Plant your seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting outside. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. We have tested other Seed Starting Mix and experienced poor germination rates. You may have to special order the Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix from your nursery, as it is hard to find it at many of the large home and garden centers. Do not add any soil, fertilizers, and other chemicals to seed starting material! Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil, or cover the pots, as the soil may become too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. Do not bottom water the seeds as this causes the seed starting material to become too wet and you will experience poor germination! We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products and covering the pots with plastic or covers. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 degrees F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To prevent branches from breaking from the weight of tomatoes, use 5 to 6 ft tall cages. To tie plants to stakes, use soft strips of cloth. Check indeterminate plants regularly, and pinch off suckers and side branches where leaves join the stems. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply mulch and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Work the soil thoroughly before planting. Add well-rotted manure and compost.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatoes when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form. Remove any decayed tomatoes from the plant.

Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 80 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Temperature: Above 70 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: ¼” to ½“

Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days

Plant Spacing: 48”

Row Spacing: 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors:
Early Season Tomato: 60 to 65 days
Mid-Season Tomato: 70 to 75 days
Late Season Tomato: 85 to 90 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

by on December 6, 2007

Planted the seeds late in the season. However, the plants were prolific, hardy and resistant to bugs. The fruits were medium size, dark and delicious.

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by on January 15, 2011

One of the most flavorful tomatoes I have ever grown. Good production even in the heat. Skins do split rather easily but the splits usually heal over and ripen nicely. These tomatoes are best eaten fresh because they tend to get mushy if left on the counter too long. It is a must grow because of it's flavor alone.

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by on February 28, 2011

One of my all time favorite tomatoes! Great flavor!

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by on May 12, 2011

The best tomato ever. My family refused to eat tomatoes until I grew a massive yeld of black crim. Now we are all hooked on the blacks,purple, anything Russian. If you haven't tried any of these, Do It!

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by on March 31, 2015

As an ongoing experiment, I grow 12-15 different tomato varieties annually. Black Krim is one of my three all time favorites. Hardy, heavy bearers of large, meaty tomatoes with excellent taste. I gave some plants to a Russian friend. He now grows nothing else.

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by on June 27, 2018

One of the best tomatoes I’ve ever had! And my wife agreed. The skin did split on almost every fruit, but the flavor made it worth it. The flavor can even be a little “smokey” if that makes sense. I’ll keep growing these and see if I can perfect them (watering schedule, soil, feeding, etc.).

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