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Dwarf Purple Heart

About Dwarf Purple Heart

Dwarf Purple Heart is a vigorous dwarf plant that is among the most spreading and branching of the dwarf varieties. Determinate, dwarf plants with rugose, regular leaf foliage produce heavy yields of 6-16 oz., medium-large, heart-shaped, purple-black tomatoes with deep-crimson flesh with a delicious well-balanced flavors.

Developed by 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.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Purple
Fruit Color
Purple
Fruit Shape
Oxheart
Fruit Size
Large / Medium
Leaf Type
Regular / Rugose
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Determinate / Rugose Dwarf
Variety
Open Pollinated

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