Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Focus: Black Krim Tomatoes


I'm so excited to see many of the Black Krim tomatoes turning a beautiful shade of dark red. We got some rain Wednesday and during the early morning hours on Thursday, but no violent winds like earlier in the week. It was nice to see the pots all watered when I went outside Thursday morning. Some of the Black Krims are starting to crack, which I've read can be caused by a sudden surge of water after a dry period. I don't want the cracks to expose the insides and invite bugs to make themselves at home. We picked the cracked ones, and we're leaving them in a sunny spot in our kitchen to finish ripening. We're growing the Black Krims from seed. According to the seed packet, these tomatoes are supposed to have a natural salty taste. I can't wait to taste them!

Update: They didn't really taste that salty, just tasted like regular tomatoes. We diced them up into an omelet and they were very juicy.

7 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful harvest!
    We're growing Japanese Black Trifele and one other dark variety .. Purple Cherokee...
    Wonderfully sweet!
    Summer and fresh tomatoes ...life is good.
    Alice

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  2. That's a beautiful harvest!
    We're growing Japanese Black Trifele and one other dark variety .. Purple Cherokee...
    Wonderfully sweet!
    Summer and fresh tomatoes ...life is good.
    Alice
    (having some problems posting... hope there aren't 2 comments;)

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  3. Very nice harvest! What nice photos. The Black Krim look great. It is so rewarding to start plants from seed, they are so inexpensive and to harvest is the best! Happy Gardening! Mindy

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  4. Wow, those look great! My tomatoes are just starting to blush, not many this year though because it's been too dry and it looks like I'm going to lose a few more to blossom end rot.

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  5. I was going to ask how they taste. Have you tried them yet? I'm not very adventurous when it comes to growing tomatoes (gardeners delight etc) and I was bit late this year. Ours are only starting to colour up now. Do let us know what they taste like and how big the final crop is.

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  6. I love the look of these tomatoes! I have tried to grow Black Krim, as well as Chrokee Purple, mainly because I love different colored veggies, but unfortunately have had no luck at all with them. Congratulations on yours!

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  7. @Bay Area--Life IS good. I've never tried purple cherokee, but I like a good sweet tomato. Something for next year maybe?

    @Mindy--thanks! It's fun to grow things from seed. It creates a little more anxiety, but it's a little more satisfying too. I do have veggies that I bought as plants, so not everything is from seed.

    @Adele--oh no! We've had a few tomatoes and peppers succumb to blossom end rot. We put eggshells in the pots to help prevent that (added calcium to the soil).

    @Janet--let us know how your tomato harvest looks too! The Black Krims weren't that salty, not to me anyway. They tasted like regular old tomatoes, LOL.

    @Deb--thank you, and good luck trying new varieties. That's the second mention of Purple Cherokees. NOw I have to try those next year!

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