Single Packet of 80 Seeds
Black Sea Man Tomatoes are possibly one of the ugliest yet delicious tomatoes grown in gardens across North America. This Russian heirloom can be established from freshly harvested Solanum lycopersicum seeds. The fruits of the Black Sea Man Tomato are dark green and burgundy-red, weighing anywhere from 12 to 16 ounces. They are ready for harvesting roughly 75 days after transplanting. Black Sea Man Tomato plants will mature to a height of about 4 feet tall and will require stakes or supports to hold the vines up.
Black Sea Man Tomato plants are categorized as annual plants, meaning the plants will grow quickly from seed, produce fruits through the summer months and later die with the first killing frost. A perfect variety for slicing, to enjoy as a snack, or add in a salad. The Black Sea Man Tomato also makes a delicious addition to a fresh burger or sandwich as well.
Tomatoes have a number of health benefits and are proven to reduce your risk of cancer, including prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. They are also known to combat diabetes, lower blood pressure, aid in heart health, as well as boost your mood & tame depression. They can be enjoyed in a number of ways as explained above, by eating them with burgers, sandwiches and more.
- Type: Tomato
- Heirloom: Yes
- Color: Dark Red / Brown
- Height: 4' Tall
- Harvest: 75 Days
- Fruit Size: 12 oz. to 16 oz.
- Environment: Full Sun
Sowing The Seed
For many Northern gardeners, tomatoes are best established indoors, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Start in peat pots, sowing each seed at a depth of 1/4” under topsoil. The use of small stakes is recommended to support the plants as they grow. When the weather is warm & all danger of frost has passed, transplant or direct sow your tomatoes outdoors. The continued use of stakes will benefit a healthy tomato plant.
Tomatoes will thrive in an area of full sunlight with temperatures of at least 60F or higher. They prefer a rich soil, that is filled with organic matter. Make sure that the sowing medium is also well drained, as this is very important for a healthy root structure. Adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil, can increase drainage. Water daily with a light moisture setting to avoid drowing the seedlings.
Germination & Growth
Your tomato seeds will begin to germinate in roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants themselves will grow to a mature height of up to 4 feet tall and can grow up to 3 feet wide. Tomato plants will need a fair amount of area to grow and can be spaced about 36 inches apart from one another, in rows spaced 36 inches apart. Stakes & supports are crucial to growing tomato plants, since the fruits are very heavy.
Harvesting Black Krim Tomatoes
Black Sea Man Tomatoes can be harvested in about 75 days from transplanting. The plants will produce green fruits that can be picked once they are ripe, deep red to almost brown. Simply pick the fruits that you desire from the vines, gently removing them to avoid damaging the plants. Black Sea Man will produce multiple fruits all summer long.