We have picked over 100 Early Girl tomatoes so far from the extra-early planted tomatoes, but finally we had another variety ripen!
Black Krim, one of my new heirlooms is the winner for the earliest main season tomato.
So does Black Krim make the grade?
I do have to report that Hanna's 2006 Tomato Tasting entries did inspire me to try more heirlooms this year.
So what are my observations about Black Krim so far? It IS a darker tomato, but it was difficult for me to tell when it was ripe.
I had two ripen at the same time and I think I may have left them on the vine longer than I had to. The shoulders were still pretty green though.
The plant is still fairly small, but seems healthy. After slicing the Black Krims, I noticed that they are pretty meaty and the outside ring is almost black.
As for the taste, they were pretty good. Far less acid than the Early Girls we have gotten used to (have become almost sick of). The flavor reminded me of the Amish Brandywine. I wish I had a Brandywine right now to do a side by side comparison. We ate both Black Krims in our taste test and all four of us in my family wanted more. I say that is the sign of a good tomato!
I will report more at the end of the season about yield and comparison with the other varieties. I wonder what variety will ripen next?