Seed Exchange - Also called Black Crimea and introduced to Seed Savers by Lars Olov Rosenstrom of Sweden. Originally from the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea. Beefsteak fruits are a unique combination of violet-brown and purple-red—they turn almost black with sufficient sunlight and heat. Excellent full flavor. Indeterminate, 70-90 days from transplant
Fruits are violet-brown and purple-red
Sun exposure darkens the color
Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
70-90 days from transplant
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination 7-14 days
Plant apart 24-36"
Plants need trellising or staking
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