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

Planting season:
End on the winter beginning of the spring, in cold area in late spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Frost, leaf miners, slugs

Pruning season:
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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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

Edible fruits

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

Cultivar:

Beafsteak tomato:
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 tomato:
Cherry purple – small cherry, purple sometime with a little bit of red

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow, brown-yellowish seeds

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold and dry place

Sowing season:
end of the winter, start of the spring

Planting spacing:
20-40 cm

Depth of Sowing:
5-10 mm

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

Germination time:
1-16 days

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, more than 20C, the sprout is very delightful to bug need protection in the beginning

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, Stems

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring – beginning of the summer

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
1-2 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Warm, Moist, and should put the cuttings in glass of water and change the water every 2 days

Scientific name:

Solanum lycopersicum

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