70 days, dwarf
— The vigorous, rugose
, regular leaf plants are among the most spreading and branching of the dwarf varieties. Producing heavy yields of medium to medium large sized (six to sixteen ounce) heart shaped purple tomatoes. 'Dwarf Purple Heart' has deep crimson flesh with a delicious, well-balanced flavor. Although fairly large, the fruits also ripen relatively early.
Developed by the "Dwarf Tomato Project
," 'Dwarf Purple Heart' originated with a cross between 'Dwarf Wild Fred
' and 'Brad's Black Heart' made by Vince Lavallo and named "Porky
." It was selected and named by Vince.
Among those who contributed to stabilizing this variety are Linda Black, Patrina Nuske Small, Amanda Fischer, Robbins Hail, Lisa Moore, Lurley Hernandez, Paul Fish, Kenny Jacobs, Stuart Pollack, Jessica Dubin, John Graham, Stephanie McVeigh, Antoniette Koshykar, and Craig LeHoullier
. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey. Introduced commercially by the Victory Seed Company for the 2015 gardening season. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.