Purple Calabash produces high yields of 9 to 12 oz deep purple-burgundy beefsteak tomatoes. This is the most truly purple tomatoes. The Cinderella pumpkin shaped tomato has a unique tomato flavour, almost wine like flavours with a citrus finish. It has a unique shape with a ruffled appearance. Perfect for salads, slicing, and sandwiches. The indeterminate plants produce extremely heavy yields, usually several hundred per plant. Plant requires support, either staking or cages. Crack resistant. Drought tolerant. Excellent choice for home gardens. A heirloom variety from Texas, (everything is bigger in Texas) Indeterminate.
Purple Calabash Tomato
The plants want good soil, lots of sun and heat, regular feeding, and careful staking. Your reward will be sweet fruit for many weeks, plus the rich, unmistakable Tomato scent that alone is enough to make your mouth water.
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