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Dwarf Purple Heart Tomato
'Dwarf Purple Heart' tomatoes.
Dwarf Purple Heart Tomato
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70 days, determinate dwarf — The vigorous, dwarf, 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.

In an effort to keep this variety available to home gardeners, 'Dwarf Purple Heart' has been released by "The Dwarf Tomato Project" (the breeder) to the public under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, if you save seeds or use 'Dwarf Purple Heart' to breed a new variety, you pledge not to restrict others' use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives. To learn more about this program, click here.   

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My new favorite!
Such a dream come true! This little guy preformed 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!
Reviewed by: Andrea Zigler from Philomath, OR. on 9/12/2017
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.
Reviewed by: Robert Hazard from Wake Forest, NC. on 7/15/2015
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