Purple tomato growing herbaceous of the genus Solanum, Purple tomato annual to short perennial evergreen plant, perennial tomatoes suffers or die due to the cold of the winter, in less cold area, there are varieties that can survive the winter, vegetative reproduction can maintain high quality seedlings in the greenhouse to next season, Purple tomato grows as vine or shrub, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, temperate or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial 2+ as annual.
Flower color yellow the flowers grow in clusters.
Purple tomato fruits
Purple tomatoes appear in a variety of color: purple but mostly can be combining with red, green, pink or colorful – can appear without form in the colors, can be striped in different colors and can appear different colored dots, form can be: round, elliptic, shapeless, beefsteak, cherry
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Requirements for Purple tomato growing and care:
Warm weather, ground full of nutrients, Trellising, for determinate should trellising like cage, if u want to help the Purple tomato survive more time you should cover the base of the plant with ground
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s possible to use in vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
If you grow normal Purple tomato cost more to grow then to buy, a lot of pests
End on the winter beginning of the spring, in cold area in late spring
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Frost, leaf miners, slugs
All the season
How to prune:
Rotten stems and leaves, week stems
Size of the plant?
0.5-3 m 20-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Start in 15-80 days
General information about the flower:
Little yellow flower
Thinning the bloom:
If thinning happening should check the root, watering and try to hand polinate
Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinator, pollinate by hand, some of the species self-pollinator
When does Purple tomato yield?
55-160 days from sowing
Fruits pests or diseases:
Slugs, worms, birds
What can be done with big quantities of Purple tomato fruits?
Eat fresh, cooked, sauce, juice and much more
Work requirements on the fruit:
Clean the rotten leaves
How long does it take for a bear fruit?
1-2.5 month from planting
Ripening of fruit:
If there is massive attack on the fruit should pick them before they ready and let them be ripening at home
Cherokee Purple – black – purple sometimes with green areas
Indian Stripe – small purple, related to Cherokee purple
Black from Tula – purple, one of the biggest tomato
Cherry purple – small cherry, purple sometime with a little bit of red
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow, brown-yellowish seeds
Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold and dry place
end of the winter, start of the spring
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Full sun, 20-25 C can be more or less but this is the best temperature
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, the soil should be moist
Condition of seedling:
Full sun, more than 20C, the sprout is very delightful to bug need protection in the beginning
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring – beginning of the summer
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Warm, Moist, and should put the cuttings in glass of water and change the water every 2 days