Dwarf Purple Heart
|Dwarf Purple Heart|
|Growth habit||dwarf, indet.|
|Leaf type||regular, rugose|
|Fruit color||black, purple|
|Variety type||created heirloom, stabilized intentional cross|
- NEW 2015 Dwarf Tomato Project Release. Vigorous indeterminate dwarf ('tree-type') plants with rugose regular leaf foliage produce medium heart shaped purple-black tomatoes with delicious deep crimson flesh with a well-balanced flavor. 5-10 oz. (12 seeds / packet)
- Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) / Tomato Dwarf Project
Year grown: 2014*, 2015
- 70 days. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are among the most spreading and branching of the dwarf varieties. Producing heavy yields of medium to medium large sized (6-16 ounces) heart shaped purple tomatoes, Dwarf Purple Heart has delicious deep crimson flesh with a well-balanced flavor.
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Developed by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Brad's Black Heart made by Vince Lavallo and named Porky. It was selected and named by Vince.
- Stabilization was the collaborative work of Linda Black, Patrina Nuske Small, Amanda Fischer, Robbins Hail , Lisa Moore, Lurley Hernandez, Paul Fish, Kenny Jacobs, Stuart Pollack, Jessica Dubin, John Graham, Stephanie McVeigh, Antoniette Koshykar, and Craig LeHoullier.
- The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) in 2014.
- Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds , Victory Seed Company and The Sample Seed Shop in 2015.
- More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Purple Heart - ripe fruit. 2015-08-14.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Purple Heart - ripe fruit. 2015-08-21.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Purple Heart - ripe fruit. 2015-09-09.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Purple Heart - sliced fruit. 2015-08-14.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Purple Heart - sliced fruit. 2015-08-21.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Purple Heart - sliced fruit. 2015-09-09.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2016||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||.||.|
|2015||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new, sold out for 2015
The Sample Seed Shop - new
Victory Seed Company - new
You can buy Dwarf Purple Heart seeds at Tatiana's TOMATObase Seed Shop.
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