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.