Yesterday I picked the first tomatoes of the season. These Black Krims ar the BEST tomatoes I've ever had! Of course, I have many more varieties to try. Where we live it's almost impossible to grow any tomatoes out in the garden, except for a few super early, cold-hardy varieties like Sub-arctic Plenty, which aren't that tasty. I am so thankful for my greenhouse! Last year I harvested Martino's Roma tomatoes until November 1st, and I hope to keep picking even longer this year (if we don't get extreme cold too early). Now, I will finally be able to try out the many heirloom tomatoes I read about in seed catalogs that make my mouth water!
A little history about Black Krim tomatoes...
It originates from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea, near the Crimean Peninsula. It is believed that soldiers returning home from the Crimean War, in the late 19th century, gathered these seeds and began sharing them. They were introduced to the market in 1990 by Lars Olov Rosenstrom of Bromma, Sweden
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