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Black tomatoes are medium-sized, beefsteak-type tomatoes with a flattened globe shape. The outer skin is dark maroon, although with sufficient sunlight and heat they can turn almost black, with greenish-brown shoulders. The flavor is intense, with a sweetness that is balanced by notes of acidity, giving it a distinct, slightly salty taste. Black tomatoes weigh an average of eight to twelve ounces. The heat-tolerant, indeterminate plants are exceptionally hardy, and can adapt well to adverse conditions in a wide range of climates. Healthy vines can reach six feet or more in height, and they typically require staking or caging to support the high yields of large, heavy fruit.
Black tomatoes are named for its dark, black-purple coloring. One of the most popular Black tomato variety is the black Krim tomato, which consistently wins top place and receives rave reviews at taste trials. It has gained notable popularity on the West Coast of the United States, although it is a favorite of chefs worldwide. The Black Krim tomato is an heirloom variety belonging to the beefsteak group of tomatoes, and it is botanically known as either Lycopersicon esculentum or Solanum lycopersicum, 'Black Krim'.