Haley's Purple Comet

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Haley's Purple Comet
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type


70-80 days, indet., regular leaf, beautiful purple/black small round fruits have gray/green shoulders, 2" dia., 1-2 oz.

2007 Notes:

According to some reports the taste of this tomato improves greatly towards the end of the season, but I cannot comment on this as the summer of 2007 was not a good summer for growing this variety - it produced poorly, and fruits ripened very late, so I ended up picking most of the fruits green and ripened them indoors.

Seed source:

Barbara Morgenroth, NY 07 / Brad Gates, Vacaville, California

Year grown: 2007

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


80 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a good yield of 1-2 oz pink-black fruit, good flavor.
Reinhard Kraft, Neukirchen, Germany 06

Year: 2007

Location: Oblong, Illinois


70-75 days, indet., regular leaf plants, 1-2" pink-purple fruits, good flavor. Sport of Cherokee Purple.
Barbara Morgenroth, NY / Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms, California

Year: 2007

Location: Bastrop, Texas


  • Discovered by Brad Gates, Wild Boar Farms, Napa, California. It was probably an accidental cross or a sport of Cherokee Purple.
  • It thought to be named after the famous periodic comet that can be seen every 75 years - Halley's Comet, but it is likely that it was named after Brad's daughter, Haley.

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