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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Organic Orange Flesh/Purple Smudge Tomato
Organic Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge (86 days)
Sustainably Grown Tomato Seed
First donated to the USDA seedbank by Texas A&M University in 1963 with the notation ... "Carries a new purple smudge character (without simple Mendelian inheritance). Tops of green fruit become purple to black when exposed to sunshine. Low nitrogen fertilizer helps expression of character." First listed in the Seed Savers Yearbook in 1984.
As you can see by the photos these orange beauties have been kissed on the crown by purple! Yes, purple! One of the few tomatoes with true purple coloring. I know, tons of other tomatoes maybe called "purple", but they just don't show the true purple color like Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge does.
Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge has a light almost sweet and slightly fruity taste. Well balanced sweet and acid flavors.
California Grown Heirloom Tomato Seed Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge (what a mouthful to say!) did really well here on the coast and was the second orange tomato to start producing here in the wine country. It is a bit strange in that it almost looks ready to pick, but doesn't develop its deep orange color and characteristic purple top until the last few days. It is a fairly firm and thick skinned tomato making it a good keeper in my opinion. Prolific, but not all at once. It seems to provide a steady stream of tasty tomatoes through out a prolonged season. This heirloom tomato seemed very disease resistant and survived our first light frost with just a little damage.