This complex, delicious salad tomato will break you out of tasteless, pasty tomato prison!
We couldn't help anointing this work-in-progress with the apropos name suggested by farm friend Katie Battazzo. The seeds originally came from CSA member Carol Cole, who bought the plant from a local nursery as a Black Krim. But when the fruits ripened, they were smaller (2") with orange splotches on an otherwise Black Krim-style fruit. The flavor proved to be the best of all worlds--the complex, superb flavor of the Krim with the sweet, citrusy flavor of a good orange salad tomato. Still in its 3rd generation, it seems to breed true but, like Crazy Eyes Suzanne, prepare for some surprises, Dandelion!
Tomatoes are native to northwestern South America and by at least 500 BC they had been domesticated and were being cultivated as far north as modern-day Mexico, enjoyed by Aztec and other civilizations. They spread to Europe and the Caribbean through the Spanish colonizers, where they became staple parts of the food culture in many European countries as well. Their circuitous journey continues to unfold...
Seeds grown by Earthly Delights Farm in Boise, Idaho.