Crnkovic Yugoslavian Tomato
- Pink beefsteak fruits grow up to 1 pound
- Delicious full tomato flavor
- Fruits have near perfect shoulders that rarely crack
- Highly productive
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- 70-90 days from transplant
- ±11,300 seeds/oz
Brought into the U.S. by Yasha Crnkovic, a colleague of SSE member Carolyn Male. Heavy yields of pink beefsteak fruits which weigh up to a pound each. Fruits have near perfect shoulders that rarely crack. Delicious full tomato flavor. Indeterminate, 70-90 days from transplant. ±11,300 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Crnkovic Yugoslavian Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Ratings & Reviews
Good size pink tomato
Zone 5b IL. This tomato produced beautiful pink fruit with good flavor. Unfortunately, this variety is the only one in my garden that had issues with mold. All the fruits would begin getting mold spots before the shoulders ripened completely. Great germination rate. Will try to plant again next year with additional mold prevention.
Probably my best performing plant in 2020. Consistently produced big 1 pound fruits throughout the entire growing season. Strong healthy foliage and was the last plant to catch the blight.
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This tomato is an example of what is worth growing in the home garden year after year: taste not only far superior to store bought but better than others grown at home. We have planted other heirlooms, good heirlooms, but the flavor of Crnković is exquisite. The taste is everything one dreams of Summer Tomato season being on a January day. They remind me very much of the home variety my family in Europe grows where they have saved their seeds for years.
We plant a row of Crnković annually. Even though I don’t mind cutting around cracks for better flavor, these very rarely having any cracking at all and are beautiful for slicing. They are very fleshy and therefore wonderful to cut into wedges as well to serve up with a plate of meats, cheeses and bread. Zone 7a ripens late July/early August, performs until frost.