Black Krim - #492U
(OP) HEIRLOOM. Indeterminate. 80days. One of the oldest and most popular heirloom varieties of black tomatoes! 36-48” heat tolerant plants produce meaty, flattened globe shape, 8-12 oz beautifully colored beefsteak type fruits: unusual dark red/purplish/black skin with dark green shoulders and reddish black flesh. Extremely rich in flavor with a slight saltiness: Unbeatable old-fashioned true tomato flavor! Fruits darken in color and get sweeter with extended heat exposure and maturation. Always a favorite in home gardens, it is becoming the new gourmet tomato at restaurants and fresh markets. Excellent for salads, slicing and juicing. Highly recommended to stake or cage. About 184,000 seeds/lb; 11,500 seeds/oz.
Companions: Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper.
Allies: Basil repels flies and mosquitos, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and flavor. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes. Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests.
Enemies: Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Mature dill retards tomato growth. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.