Tomato 'Purple Dog Creek' Seeds

A family heirloom from the small community of Dog Creek near Munfordville, Kentucky.

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A family heirloom from the small community of Dog Creek near Munfordville, Kentucky. These 12-16 oz. pink beefsteaks have a complex, sweet and tangy flavor. Very productive.

Seeds for this variety were originally collected by Randy Sine of West Virginia. This is a story that Randy shared:

"Members of the Winchester Avenue Church in Martinsburg, WV did charity work in depressed rural Appalachian communities. They did renovations of churches and barns and basically helped out in whatever way they could. At one of the communities in the Purple Dog Creek region of Kentucky near Munfordville a picnic dinner was given as a "thank you". Mr. Bill Hoffman asked if he could take a couple of the tomatoes with him for his friend. Bill brought the tomatoes back to Martinsburg and gave them to my friend Spud Raney. Spud ate one to taste it and saved seeds from the other. Spud then called me and said I've got a good one, you might want to come get seeds. I traded with people and listed it in the SSE and Spud sells through the WV Market Bulletin. Between us we got the tomato into circulation."

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Usage Fresh, slicing
Fruit Color Pink, Purple
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound), Large (over one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25