Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. (Solanaceae) cv. Noire de Crimee
Antioxidant-rich food, prevent cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, enhance the immune system, lowering cholesterol, support bone health, lower risk of cancer.
Botanical description and occurrence:
Tomato ‘Noire de Crimee’ is an annual plant in temperate climate. This indeterminate, medium late cultivar (maturity in 70-75 days from transplanting) requires stacking and pruning, plant height is up to 1.5 m. Meaty fruits are round oblate, dark purple/black with dark shoulders, weighed up to 170-20 g, on average, with a sweet flavour with no acidity, even salty for some, with the typical aroma of dark fruits. Its black color is due to anthocyanins, which are plant compounds that act as an effective antioxidants within the human body. 'Noire de Crimee' is considered a heirloom cultivar originated in Crimea.
Why to have the plant in your garden:
An extraordinary blackish-skinned tomato, with incredible flavour and firm, but juicy texture for the ultimate tomato salad. Excellent slicer.
Dr. Andrzej Kalisz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Dr. Jan Mezey, SUA, Nitra, Slovak Republic
Links to scientific articles (if it is possible):
Granges A., Gillioz J.M., Quentin H., Ahmed O., 2006. Varietes anciennes de tomates: valeur agronomique, analytique et gustative. Revue Suisse de Viticulture Arboriculture Horticulture 38 (2), 97-103.