Aunt Ginny's Purple

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Aunt Ginny's Purple
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak, oblate
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type family heirloom
Country Germany


B.C KO T

Midseason, indet., potato leaf, pink beefsteak type fruits, 7-16 oz, outstanding flavor, even when not fully ripe, very sweet, one of my favorite tomatoes. Not very productive in my climate as it sets fruit late here in PNW and does not ripen lots of fruits before frost, but it is very well worth growing for flavor.
Seed Source 
1. Reimer Seeds
2. The Sample Seed Shop 11
3. Tomato Growers Supply 11
4. Denise Salmon, Vancouver, BC 04 / WI MI B (Bill Minkey, WI) / IN BU R 91 (Rick Burkhart, Indianapolis, Indiana)

|2006 (#1), 2011 (#1)}}



MI FL J

Large vines need caging or staking, large (8-14 oz) dark pink fruits with green shoulders, very productive, excellent sweet tomato flavor, highly recommended. For me these are on par with Brandywine, but typically more productive.
Source 
Reimer Seeds / OK ME D (Darrell Merrell of Tulsa, Oklahoma) / NY MA C (Carolyn Male, NY) / WI MI B (Bill Minkey, WI)

Year: 97, 99, 02, 04

Location: Augusta Michigan


IL LO N

80 days, indet., potato leaf plant, 1 lb pink fruit, very good taste, good yield.
Source 
Reimer Seeds / WI MI B 95 (Bill Minkey of Wisconsin) / IN BU R 91 (Rick Burkhart, Indianapolis, Indiana)

Location: Oblong, Illinois


TX GU R

80 days, indet., potato leaf, 8-12 oz, sweet tasting, productive, a favorite.
Source 
Reimer Seeds / Donna Meinschein, Maryland / IN BU R (Rick Burkhart of Indianapolis, Indiana)

Location: Pasadena, Texas


TX AN S

80-85 days, indet., vigorous potato leaf plants producing a high yield of 8-16 oz dark pink beefsteaks with excellent flavor, very juicy, a favorite.
Source
Reimer Seeds

Year:

Location: Bastrop, Texas


GERM SC K

purple beefsteak tomato, indet.
Source 
Reimer Seeds / Manfred Hahm-Hartmann

Year: 2011

Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany


History

  • A family heirloom from Germany.
  • First introduced in the SSE 1991 Yearbook by Rick Burkhart of Indianapolis, Indiana (IN BU R). Burkhart's family has raised it for over 25 years, since the late 1960s. Rick Burkhart listed this variety for only one year in the SSE Yearbook, and if it weren't for Bill Minkey, who scanned Yearbooks closely for newly listed varieties and reoffered seeds, this wonderful variety wouldn't have been well known today. Rick indicated that this variety was originally from Germany, and original name was unknown.
  • One of the 100 varieties noted in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
  • Eleven commercial sources in 2004 were noted in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.

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