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About Brad’s Atomic Grape
‘Brad’s Atomic Grape’ grows elongated with large grape-sized clusters. The color and flavor are a full-blown assault on the senses—lavender and purple stripes, turning to technicolor olive-green, red, and brown/blue stripes when fully ripe. Fruits hold well on the vine or off, making this amazing variety a good candidate for market growers. Olive green interior is blushed with red when dead-ripe. Crack-resistant fruits are extraordinarily sweet! This release from Wild Boar Farms won best in a show at the 2017 National Heirloom Expo!
- Culinary Use
- Flavor Profile
- Flesh Color
- Fruit Color
- Anthocyanin / Striped
- Fruit Shape
- Fruit Size
- Leaf Type
- Plant Type
- Solanum lycopersicum
- Open Pollinated
Frequently Asked Tomato Questions
What are Brad's Atomic Grape tomatoes best used for?
Brad’s Atomic Grape tomatoes are perfect for snacking and fresh salsas. Their beautiful colors add splendor to summer dishes.
What is the best way to grow Brad's Atomic Grape tomatoes?
Brad’s Atomic Grape tomato plants are impressively heat and drought tolerant. Don’t be alarmed by the varieties’ wispy thin foliage. Start indoors in trays 8-10 weeks before the projected last frost. Transplant outdoors after last frost has passed. Excellent grown in field, greenhouse or containers.
How far apart should I plant Brad's Atomic Grape tomatoes?
Brad’s Atomic Grape tomato plants grows tall and needs space. Best space between plants is about 3 feet.
Are Brad's Atomic Grape tomatoes easy to grow?
Yes, Brad’s Atomic Grape tomatoes are very easy to grow.
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The first-year i tasted Brad's Atomic Grape, it was sweet and delicious. The second-year, it had no flavor at all. Anyone have any ideas on why? I've given up on it, but would give it another try if i thought my first experience would be duplicated.
Hi Ella, did you notice any big differences in weather conditions between the first and the second year of growing this variety? Sometimes, when in summer there are long, heavy rains and it is cooler, the taste of the fruit is not as sweet and rich as in summer, when rainfall is weaker and temperatures are high.
I need help with this particular tomato. I have sown several seeds indoors as I always do with tomatoes but not one seed has produced a seedling. Is there a trick to starting them?
Hi Debra, no, they should germinate as all other varieties. When did you sow your seeds? How many days ago?
Just adding to this conversation somewhat late: I sowed several seeds for this variety for this spring and they germinated very quickly (two days). I was potting them up within a week of the cotyledons first appearing.
I grew Brad's Atomic Grape tomato for the first time this year. They are suppose to be cracked resistant. Not mine. They tasted good regardless. I saved some seeds and I plan on growing them one more time I hope to have better luck with them the second time around. I wanted to share an image but unable to upload image.
How do I get my plant to put off more starts?
I'm growing some Brad's and the fruit are looking great. It is a bit difficult to tell when they're ripe though, mine are not really turning a colour and I'm hesitant to pick them, but they should be ripe by now.
Very delicious tomato
I put the 15Gal container in the max sun available but no taste. Not sweet
Would anyone be able to tell me the average height/spread of these tomatoes?
Hi, they grow up to about 1.5-1.7 meters tall.
Are these tomatoes considered cherry tomatoes?
Hi, the fruits are a bit bigger then a regular cherry tomatoes. They are more like saladette or small tomato fruits.
Bugs are eating the almost ripe fruit. I found some squishy larva on a couple of them and got rid of it, but what can I do? I've babied these plants all summer.
Hi, are you able to take pictures of those bugs or larva? Please feel free to send it to us at email@example.com and our entomology expert will try to help you. Thank you!
Drat, I can't get the picture I took to post in this box, but they made pinhole entry points. The holes that I first noticed were about 1/8". There are also some black dots on the stems. I scraped them, but it didn't seem to do anything. The bugs were about 1/8-3/16" long, beige and well, squishy.
You can also pick the fruit a little before ripe and let them ripen in a dark cool place. If all else fails, of course because vine rip, from what I've heard, is the best.
I'm a new Gardner. The past 2 years my tomatoes end up w brown spots n leaves turning yellow. And they're not producing as I know they should. Someone told me it was blight. My question is how do I get rid of it? It must be in the soil because it keeps coming back. How can I sterilize a whole outdoor Garden?
If you're in an area that is very wet and/or foggy during the summer, the only way to prevent this that I know of is to heavily treat all your plants with an anti-fungal like copper sulfate before any sign of blight appears, and continue treating until you've finished harvesting them. Good luck!