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Sorry to hear the Krims root system wasn't up to the heat. I did notice that in the main garden (full sun), no Krim plant set fruit before we got too hot for good germination. In the front (shielded from morning sun), I had two plants, and they set some fruit. I intended to see how they fared in the fall, till the soaking we rec'd killed almost all tomato plants. The 2 in the front may survive, it's still dicey. I'm trying to keep much better notes this season, and have already found them very helpful. I intend to bump up my grow light system for next spring and try to get mine started earlier as well, to try to increase fruiting before the heat sets in.
update , the lone 3ea plantlings just couldn't take the heat. The Black Krims have one of the worst root systems for seed to plantling stage I have yet to try to grow here. in my 6" grow-tubes the root structure doesn't go more than 1.5 to 2" deep in the tube ... that is just too shallow to survive transplant in the heat... I may have to try starting an Incubator in December instead of February for the weaker rooted versions ... I should have kept notes on that specific trait , because in hindsight it is so important here in my zone... ahhh ... another lesson learned , keep better notes.
Hey Space, did you ever had any luck with the Black Krim after the bad soil episode on the blacks. Wasn't sure if you were doing an immediate re-seed or waiting to seed in future. I THINK I remember that you hadn't had any luck with Black Krim germination, but could be wrong. Just curious.