Pale Perfect Purple
- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: indeterminate
- Leaf type: potato leaf
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15+
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
“Pale Perfect Purple” is a name that perfectly describes this variety. But first, the origin and history from my favorite tomato database: “Created by Tad Smith, USA, a selection from a cross between Ozark Pink and Purple Price (black-purple potato leaf). His goal was getting a tomato with the dark colored interior, potato leaf growth habit, but without the dark shoulders of Purple Price (since Ozark Pink does not have green shoulders, he considered it as a good breeding choice)…One of the 100 varieties noted in Carolyn J. Male’s book “100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden’.” http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Pale_Perfect_Purple
The fruits pictured on that webpage look fairly pink, to me. It could be the lighting. My Pale Perfect Purple fruits were definitely purple, showing that they have the “retained chlorophyll” gene gfgf. It is a pale purple, as the name states, but definitely purple.
This is one of those varieties that has a tiny core, so there is little to no waste. Which is good, because I like to eat my entire tomato, and do not really like having to throw 1/3 of the fruit away due to a large hard inedible core.
No, these are dusky perfect ball-shaped beauties. The flesh is plump and sweet. The plants themselves are potato-leafed and grow with vigor. I have been wanting to try Pale Perfect Purple for a long time, so I was very glad to have it for this season.
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