Black Krim

In warm-weather month 1 (mid-winter), I grew six Black Krim tomatoes from seed in my lightbox.  In month 2, I planted three in raised bed B and transplanted three into a larger container.  Only one of the three seedlings planted in month 2 survived, possibly due to the cold weather.  

I planted the remaining seedlings in month 3, and they thrived because they were more mature and the weather was warmer - lesson learned.

Month 2 to 4

Month 2 - Only surving Black Krim seedling out of the first three seedlings planted in month 2 (late winter).

Month 3 - Black Krim seedlings grown for an extra wonth in a light box about to be transplanted in raised bed Bed B.

Month 4 - Black Krim seedlings growing well.

Month 5 - Right side Black Kim plants in flower.

Month 5 - Left side Right plack Kim plants in flower,

Month 5, week 3 - Black Kim first fruit approximatly 60 days from planting.

Month 5, week 4 - Black Krim and Oxheart plants after a battering by a gale that also affected the enclosed garden. The cord I had used as a trellis had snapped.

Month 5, week 4 - A wooden trellis is installed to give extra support to thebtomato vines.

Month 6, week 1 - Fruit increasing rapidly in size.

Month 6, week 5 - Delicious Black Krim tomatoes are ready for harvest approximately 90 days after planting.

Unfortunately, the month 5 gale had damaged many of the vines, and the life cycle of the plants ended prematurely.  However, the plants I had grown in containers continued for a month or two.

The Black Krim (also known as Black Crimea and Noire de Crimée) is an heirloom tomato originating from Crimea a Ukrainian peninsula. "Krim" is the Russian word for Crimea.  It is rated by some authors as the second most tasty slicing tomato globally.

It is named for its dark, black-purple colouring and its origin. "Krim" is the Ukrainian word for "Crimea," the Ukrainian island where the Black Krim was cultivated. "Krim" is the Russian word for Crimea. 

The outer skin is dark maroon, although, with sufficient sunlight and heat, they can turn almost black, with greenish-brown shoulders.

Black Krim tomatoes are prolific producers of fruit weighing eight to twelve ounces. Healthy vines can reach six feet or more in height, and they typically require staking or caging to support the high yields of large, heavy fruit.

The heat-tolerant, indeterminate plants are exceptionally hardy and can adapt well to adverse conditions in various climates.

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