Purple Passion

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Purple Passion
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular, potato
Fruit color black, green, bi-color
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA


Indet., potato leaf plants, large beefsteak fruits, purple on the outside and green with purple marbling inside. Excellent strong fruity flavor. 8-14 oz.
2 out of 4 seedlings grown were potato leaf, and 2 were regular leaf.
I got all potato leaf seedlings from my seeds saved in 2011.

Seed source:

1. Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A) 06 / Todd Coleman, Ohio

Year grown: 2011, 2012

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


80 days, indet., potato leaf plant with a good yield of 4-8 oz purple-black fruit with very good flavor, may be unstable.
OH AN A 06 (Al Anderson of Troy Ohio) / Todd Coleman, Ohio

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  • Original seeds from Todd Coleman of Sandusky, Ohio, who stabilized it over 4 years and shared it with Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A). Al described it as a regular leaf variety.
  • First introduced in Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N) , who received the seed from Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio. Neil listed it as potato leaf, and it is not clear if this variety is still unstable, or a seed mix-up happened in the seed exchanges, or Al Anderson made a mistake when describing it as regular leaf.
  • Tatiana's note: I grew this variety from 2005 seed obtained from Al Anderson, and got 50% split between regular leaf and potato leaf seedlings. Therefore I am making an assumption that this variety should be potato leaf, and it was likely not entirely stable when Al Anderson shared the seeds around.

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2013 Knapp's Fresh Vegies
Trade Winds Fruit
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2012 2 1
2011 Knapp's Fresh Vegies
Trade Winds Fruit
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2010 Knapp's Fresh Vegies - new 4 1
2009 3 .
2008 2 .
2007 1 .

Facts about Purple PassionRDF feed
CountryUSA +
Fruit colorblack +, green + and bi-color +
Fruit shapeoblate +
Fruit sizelarge +
Fruit typeslicer +
Growth habitindet. +
Leafregular + and potato +
Maturitymidseason +
MemberB.C KO T + and IL LO N +
Variety typeopen-pollinated +
VendorTrade Winds Fruit + and Knapp's Fresh Vegies +
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