Black Crimean Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) This Eastern European heirloom is also referred to as the Black Sea Man. A real nice save from the folks at Seed Savers Exchange who first offered this black tomato, grown and collected from seeds-woman Marina Danilenko & family with seed lineage likely of Crimean origins. We have been very impressed with the plants response here in Atlantic Canada over two years of field trials. A very rich and flavourful tomato that is a welcome addition to a wide variety of dishes. The fruits are dark green and deep red. Plants are semi-determinate, growing to a height of 3-4 ft and often require stakes or supports to hold the vines up. Ripens to a blood red with cooler nights while increasing in flavour!
73 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed. Transplant outdoors once day and night temperatures are consistently above 10 degrees Celsius.