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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!

Variety Information 

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.

 

Growing instructions
  • 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.

 

As Always, 

 

Happy Gardening! 

Your NHP Team

 

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