Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

What's in a Name?

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my successes this year has been this large purple beefsteak tomato, the seeds were given to me by Mas du Diable in the Spring. They were labelled 'Noir du Crimee' I am assuming that over the years that names vary and change.. I assume then that they are the same variety as Black Russian and Black Krim ? (The Crimea being a part of Russia)?

8 Comments:

At 7:23 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Those look delish!What a harvest.

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Scarlett the Heavenly Healer said...

Am very envious. I lost all the beefsteaks to blight - PAH!!
I will enjoy yours vicariously....
:)

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

Our tomatoes were a disaster this year so I am getting my tomato fix visiting your blog!The visit to the U.S looks to have been a brilliant holiday sailing on the high seas in luxury.

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger Miss M (InfG) said...

That's exactly what I told myself after reading Cabbage Tree Farm's comment on previous post. Makes perfect sense.
I did however come upon this page where opinions vary.

 
At 3:06 AM, Blogger prue said...

Nice looking tomatoes but they bear no resemblance to the Black Russians I grew last year. Mine were smaller, certainly not beefsteak, and browner/blacker.

 
At 4:59 AM, Blogger Engineeredgarden said...

You know something, Matron? I think there are many different names for the same tomatoes. I bet that one is the same thing as a black krim.

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Those are lovely and large tomatoes. The color is unusual but nice... I may just try growing tomato again... haha. ~bangchik

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Your veggies look gorgeous!! Saving for seeds is a nice thing to do.. Sometimes we forget and has to go and buy packets for next planting. ~bangchik

 

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