Tips for Growing Purple Tomatoes
YAY! We are so happy that you are growing our Purple Tomato in your garden.
Our Purple Tomato is bioengineered to produce purple antioxidants in the skin and flesh, making the entire fruit more purple and nutritious.
We have found that our Purple Tomatoes have a deliciously earthy, savory flavor. We love them in salads, elegant dishes, and just as a simple snack.
In our greenhouse, we have a 98% germination rate; we hope you have the same success!
The Purple Tomato is an indeterminate large-fruited cherry
tomato with highly vigorous vegetative growth and a strong main stem.
Fruit forms green and turns purple in the skin and flesh.
Ready for harvest when fruit begins to feel soft.
Use your favorite indeterminate tomato methods!
Sow seeds in starter pots 1/4" deep in loose soil.
Transplant 3 to 5 weeks after sowing into soil rich with organic matter.
Plants can grow to 12-15 feet, your results will vary due to differences in light, water, temperature and so on.
Plants pruned to a single main stalk can grow to 12-15 feet! See the picture above of how we grow them in our greenhouse.
Shorter/wider plants can be achieved by pruning to multiple main stems.
Maturity: Approximately 70 days
Help! I have never started tomatoes from seeds before. How do I do this?
Simple instructions can be found here. You can also contact your local
Agricultural Extension agent -- a state-by-state directory can be found here.
You can also search for a Master Gardener near you.
How can I share my growing experience with Norfolk Healthy Produce?
On your seed pack, and here, is a QR code that goes to a feed-back form for us.
We want to hear from you! Stay tuned for a Purple Tomato Gardener Forum to share your
pics, tips, and tricks.
Your NHP Team