Renee's EXCLUSIVE - We've chosen a luscious, widely adapted trio of treasured heirlooms. Medium-size, richly flavored Black Krim is from the Russian Black Sea area. It is the most reliable and delicious of the "black" tomatoes. Sweet Persimmon's big, meaty, globe-shaped fruits ripen up to a beautiful glowing orange. Deep-red, lobed, and heavy with juice, Costoluto is a traditional Italian favorite for fresh eating. Maturity 80 Days.
USDA food grade dyed seeds distinguish varieties. Pink seed = Costoluto tomato, Green seed = Persimmon tomato & Undyed seed = Black Krim tomato.
GROWING NOTES: Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant several inches deeper than seedlings were growing in containers. Provide strong stakes or tall wire cages at planting time. Mulch to provide even moisture retention; don't overwater once fruit begins to ripen.
HARVEST AND USE: Pick these tempting old fashioned tomatoes fully ripe and eat promptly as they don't hold well after harvest. For a summer feast, show off their delicious flavors and gorgeous colors by slicing all three onto a big platter to surround with sprigs of fresh basil and top with a sprinkle of fruity olive oil.