This pack contains 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 Persimmons' 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.
USDA food grade dyed seeds distinguish varieties. Pink seeds are Costoluto, green seeds are Persimmon and the undyed seeds are Black Krim. Planting and growing information can be found on the seed packet image. While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge". This seedline features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen or in bouquets.
Planting & Care
Soil & Water: Prepare soil with well aged manure or compost. Mulch to provide even moisture retention; do not over water once fruit begins to ripen.
Planting & Growing:Begins seeding indoors 6-8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably 55 degrees. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm (80 degrees). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to transplant outdoors.
When 2 inches tall, transplant into 4 inch pots, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 70 degree. Feed with half strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant. Went nights are reliably warm, transplant 3 feet apart in full sun.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick fruit when fully colored and eat promptly as these varieties do not hold well.