Eva Purple Ball
|Eva Purple Ball|
|Fruit type||slicer, canner|
|Variety type||open-pollinated, heirloom|
- indet., regular leaf, medium size perfect round and blemish-free pink fruits, 4-8 oz, very good to excellent flavor, nice texture, no core.
- Seed Source
- 1. Reimer Seeds
- 2. Johnny's Selected Seeds 12|2008 (crop failure), 2009(1), 2011(2)}}
- 3. Peter Gallant, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada 05
- Large vines, needs caging or staking. First maturity about 65 days. Plants provide a steady crop of 3-4 oz. deep pink juicy globes, very good sweet rich tomato flavor. Ripe fruit sometimes fall off vine.
- Reimer Seeds / Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) / Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 91 / Joe Bratka, New Jersey
Year: 92, 98, 99, 05, 07
Location: Augusta, Michigan
- 75 days, indet., regular foliage, 4-8 oz, pink globes that are blemish free, very good taste, excellent yield, one of the best, try some.
- Reimer Seeds / Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 94 / NY SM D 91 / Joe Bratka
Location: Oblong, Illinois
- This variety was brought to the U.S. from the Black Forest region of Germany in the late 1800s by the family of Joseph Bratka of Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
- Introduced in Seed Savers 1991 Yearbook by Carolyn Male of Latham, New York (NY MA C).
- First offered commercially by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1994.
- 27 commercial sources for this variety were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball - flowers. 2008-07-27.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball (Peter Gallant, PE) - baby fruit. 2008-07-27.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball - baby fruit. 2009-06-27.
Jeff Fleming (MI FL J). Eva Purple Ball, 2005
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball - ripe fruit. 2009-08-12.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball - sliced ripe fruit. 2009-08-12.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball - sliced ripe fruit. 2009-08-24.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball - sliced ripe fruit. 2009-10-02.
|Fruit color||pink +|
|Fruit shape||globe +|
|Fruit size||medium +|
|Fruit type||slicer + and canner +|
|Growth habit||indet. +|
|Member||B.C KO T +, MI FL J + and IL LO N +|
|Variety type||open-pollinated + and heirloom +|
|Vendor||Johnny's Selected Seeds +, Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Tomato Growers Supply +, TomatoFest +, Good Mind Seeds +, Sand Hill Preservation Center +, Skyfire Garden Seeds +, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds +, Reimer Seeds +, Heirloom Seeds +, Heirloom Tomatoes +, Heritage Tomato Seed +, Solana Seeds +, The Sample Seed Shop +, Delectation of Tomatoes +, Gourmet Seed International +, Heritage Harvest Seed +, Hazzard's Wholesale Seeds +, Knapp's Fresh Vegies +, Two Wings Farm + and Trade Winds Fruit +|