I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Purple Calabash Tomato Seeds
Purple Calabash Tomato Seeds (79 days)
Sustainably Grown Approx. 25 heirloom seeds
Indeterminate vines with regular leaves.
This is a true Texas Tomato. It was donated to the USDA seed bank in 1963 by Texas A&M University. Seems to have been introduced in the commercial seed trade in the late 1980s. It has come a long way since then with earlier production and heavier setting than the original strain. Purple Calabash Tomato is a great producer of 9-11 oz purplish tomatoes. Mahogany color with nice ribbing. There are those that bash the flavor of Purple Calabash calling it "tart" or "under-ripe", but I disagree. I think it has a fruity, rich, and complex flavor. Try it for yourself and see. I've heard it makes a great base for meat stock.