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Pink Pioneer

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About Pink Pioneer

‘Pink Pioneer’ is a selection from ‘Purple Passion’ tomato made by Diane Linsley of Provo, Utah, USA and introduced commercially through her ‘Diane’s Flower Seeds’. This is what Diane Linsley writes about the history of this tomato:
‘Tomato ‘Pink Pioneer’ was first introduced by Diane’s Flower Seeds in 2005 under the name Purple Passion, which was the name of the original seeds that she obtained from James M. Irvine, who had grown it for many years, selecting for large size. Mr. Irvine got his seeds from Ron Watts of Kaysville, Utah, who told Mr. Irvine that Purple Passion was an old Utah heirloom.
Mr. Irvine’s strain of Purple Passion produced variable fruit. Diane Linsley attempted to stabilize the strain by selecting for size and consistency. In 2013, she renamed it Pink Pioneer in honor of the tomato’s ancestry. Diane changed the name to avoid confusion with a black tomato called Purple Passion that appeared in circulation shortly after she started selling Mr. Irvine’s strain of Purple Passion’.
Plants are potato leaf and indeterminate with large, pink, beefsteak-type fruit weighing about one pound. Outstanding, rich tomato flavor, perfectly balanced sweet and sour flavor. Very good crack-resistant. Midseason, about 80 days to maturity.

Culinary Use
Slicer
Flavor Profile
Acidic / Sweet / Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Pink
Fruit Color
Pink
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Large
Leaf Type
Potato
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Species
Solanum lycopersicum
Variety
Open Pollinated

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