Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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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.