Dwarf Purple Heart Tomato
'Dwarf Purple Heart' tomatoes.

Dwarf Purple Heart Tomato

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70 days, determinate 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.
Highly Recommended
What a fantastic tomato. I had great luck planting in a five gallon fabric pot. Soil supplemented with composted cow manure, Perlite, and organic fertilizer. Initial fruits were an astonishing 15.4 oz and 16.1 oz. The plant is so compact, I can't believe it is producing this size of fruit. The tomatoes taste as wonderful and unique as they look. What they lack in quantity they make up for in quality. Fruits are slow to ripen at first but get that wonderful chocolate purple color in a matter of a few days so keep an eye on them as they turn quickly. Relatively few seeds that are easy to get to and a sweet juicy core that melts in your mouth. You'll be eating these like fruit. They are both sweet but also wonderfully complex in flavor. It's one of those things that is so complex and balanced on its own that using it as an ingredient in a dish would be doing it a disservice. My only regret is that I started out with two plants instead of twelve.
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Reviewed by:  from Wake Forest, NC. on 7/15/2015
5/5
My new favorite!
Such a dream come true! This little guy performed beautifully; even through my neglect that gave my other tomatoes early and late blight. And a purple heart; rich and complex (as you would expect with a purple) with a lot of meat (as hearts typically yield) the perfect match. Brilliant for canning and 'Pico de Gallo'. Thank you for making this wonder available!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Philomath, OR. on 9/12/2017
5/5
The winning tomato of the year for me!
I love these tomatoes. The taste is rich, they have the right sweetness for me, and they are pretty. I didn't get a tomato under ten ounces, and one double bloom fruit was 1.42 pounds! And that didn't have any cat-facing -- except for the double core, that weight was entirely edible. I made a "crustless pizza" with them in lieu of sauce, and they cooked up nicely too.

I also like the plants, though for me, growing them in the ground, they weren't all that "dwarf" (5 feet tall at the end of July). Very sturdy stalks, but they still need tying up. The leaves are the darkest green I've seen on a 'mater plant, so it's really an attractive addition to the garden. I also grew Boxcar Willie, Cherokee Purple, and Mortgage Lifter for the first time this year, and while all were good, none was as good tasting as this dwarf plant. I grew four plants this year and will double that next year. I have clay soil and while I piled on a couple shovels of compost and then wood chips over that, they had no problem with the soil.

Kudos to the Dwarf Project for this terrific tomato. And thanks to Victory Seeds® for offering them.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from near STL. on 7/30/2019
5/5
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