Tomato 'Noire de Crimèe'

An extraordinary, crimson-skinned, Russian Tomato, with incredible flavour and firm, but juicy texture for the ultimate tomato salad. More
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An extraordinary, crimson-skinned, Russian Tomato with incredible flavour and a firm, but juicy texture for the ultimate tomato salad.

This comes from the Crimea, an area of Europe with a similar climate to ours, so this is much better suited to growing in Britain, inside or out, than many Southern European, hotter climate forms. Harvest according to feeling for ripeness, not the skin colour as this can be misleading. My current favourite salad variety.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Solanum
Group/Species lycopersicum
Variety Noire de Crimèe
Common Name Black Krim Tomato
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover February-March in warmth. Prick out/ pot on into small pots, allow the roots to fill that pot before planting out once frosts are over (or from late April in a greenhouse).
Care Tips Under cover or outside they need staking, regular watering and weekly feeding for best results. Water the soil, not the plant, tomato leaves and stems dislike getting wet. Pinch out the tops once they have set 5 or 6 trusses. You also need to pinch out any shoots that develop between the stem and main branches as they divert valuable energy from the developing fruits. Companion planting works well with tomatoes. Try basil underneath as a sacrificial planting – white fly is drawn to it rather than your tomatoes – or try garlic, nasturtiums or tagetes to repel aphids. Find more information on how to grow tomatoes from seed. Find more information on how to grow tomatoes from seed.
Storing Tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for 4-5 days (they will lose their flavour if kept in the fridge), and will freeze well.
Harvesting Cordons fruit over a long period. You should be picking tomatoes in July and continue harvesting from the cordons until October.
Cooking Notes These are delicious raw or cooked. Or try adding it to Sarah's Chilli jam recipe, for a rich colour and intense flavour.
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Tomato 'Noire de Crimèe' reviews

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Reviewed 8th January 2020 by Joanna

Can’t give it five stars until I know about germination and plant quality. But delivery excellent. Thank you.

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Reviewed 24th September 2019 by Julie

Great service. A good tasting tomato and a good germinn rate, I found it best to leave the
Tomatoes for a few days after picking to allow the flavour to develop a little more. Will definitely purchase again

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Christine

Looking Ok at the moment, too early to rate the taste

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maralyn

The juiciest tomato I have ever grown. Skins a little tough

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maureen

Information supplied with the seeds good as was the delivery.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Looking Ok at the moment, too early to rate the taste

Gorgeous tomatoes

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Reviewed 7th August 2018 by Abigail Smith

I am growing these in my greenhouse with a watering system, so have not had any splitting, despite ultra hot temperatures! These are the best tomatoes I have grown, some as large as an apple with a flavour you only get with home grown tomatoes. This will be grown every year from now on.

Most incredible tomatoes ever tasted!

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Reviewed 8th October 2017 by Mary Lloyd

Best tomatoe tasted in 30 years. When you cook with them they have the intensive flavour of tomatoe puree. Won't be without these from now on
Highly recommended.

Large and sweet, excellent

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Reviewed 22nd August 2017 by Annie Hazell

I'm growing these outdoors and they have been superb. Large round fruits that are super sweet when ripe. The have a tendency to split slightly - the plants I gave away have done the same - but this has not affected the quality of the fruit in any way. Will definitely be growing again in the future.


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Reviewed 27th September 2014 by Gwynedd Lloyd

Grew in greenhouse. Real tomatoes, large, sweet, distinctive flavour. Excellent sliced in salad and cooked whole or in sauce. Will definitely grow more next year.