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WildThyme Purple

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About WildThyme Purple

‘WildThyme Purple’ tomato was developed by Bill Jeffers of Evansville, Indiana, USA. There are many sibling lines developed from the same cross, including ‘WildThyme Bicolor’, ‘WildThyme GWR’, ‘WildThyme Pink’, ‘WildThyme Rusty’*
Indeterminate tomato vines with potato leaf foliage produce large to extra-large (11-18oz./300-500g), oblate, purple fruits that have dark green, slightly wavy shoulders. Deep, luscious, sweet, and intensely flavored tomatoes are a delectable addition to fresh summer salads, grilled dishes, and homemade salsas. The first fruits will begin to ripen during mid-season.

*Bill Jeffers describes ‘WildThyme Purple’ as follows:
“WildThyme (one word) is so named because I got seeds from a lady whose online nickname is WildThyme. Her real name is Janet Abramson, and she is from California. She grew out some F2 seeds from ‘Purple Haze’ and got a medium-sized, purple tomato. Maybe 4 ounces or something like that.
Janet sent me F3 seeds, but I got one plant with a huge, green when ripe, bicolor beefsteak, and a second plant with a huge, yellow/pink bicolor, indicating there may have been a bee cross in Janet’s garden. Or it could’ve been recombination of the beefsteak genes in one of Purple Haze’s parents, I suppose.
Anyway, subsequent grow-outs from all ‘WildThyme’ lines have yielded consistently jumbo size, pink, purple, green-when-ripe, and bicolor tomatoes (both green-when-ripe and yellow/pink), some with potato leaf and some with regular leaf foliage. The lines I pursued to F5 and beyond have been the green when ripe bicolor, one pink line regular leaf, and one purple line potato leaf.“

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Sweet
Flesh Color
Purple
Fruit Color
Purple
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Extra Large / Large
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Species
Solanum lycopersicum
Variety
Open Pollinated

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