Heirloom tomatoes are a range of special tomatoes that have proven their worth over many generations. Black Krim originates from Russia and has large, sweet flavoured fruit with dark brown-red skin and rich blackish-red meaty flesh. Plants require staking and benefit from watering and liquid fertiliser. Great for soups and sauces.
Tomatoes with their rapid growth rate are both thirsty and hungry. It is very important to water daily, or twice a day in hot dry weather. The plants must not be allowed to dry out. They do not like wet feet however, take care that water does not lie around and become stagnant. Tomatoes should be fed regularly with Tui Tomato Food (139448), a blend of nitrogen, phosphorus and a generous amount of potassium formulated to promote the growth and fruit potential of all types of tomatoes. Feeding during the growing season should be done monthly which will replace nutrients taken from the soil and ensure you get the most out of your tomato plants.