Welcome to the Black Krim tomato. Think of it as self-marinating. Put that bottle of balsamic vinegar away. That stuff was invented to make Best Boy tomatoes taste like Black Krims. Black Krims need no fancy food additives. They just need … heck, they don’t need anything. We are the ones who need Black Krims.
These are what could be best called a brown tomato. Take a look at the red Sweet Million cherry tomatoes splashing out a bit of colour for contrast in the image below, and you’ll see what I mean.
The not so secret life of the Black Krim.
What is a Best Boy? Aha! It’s a tomato designed to be pure red, to yield heavily, to have thick cell walls, making it ideal for shipping, and to have a long shelf life in a store. Get that? A tomato not bred for human food or delight but for industrial models of agriculture. Ah, but the Black Krim! I stumbled on them last year, and dreamed of them last winter, and bought a dozen varieties to find them again, and, ta da!
But the best is hiding inside. Take a look…