Tomato 'Purple Calabash' Seeds

One of the most interesting looking and complex tasting tomatoes you can grow.

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Purple Calabash is a Texas heirloom from 1963 that has a striking deep purple/burgundy color. The shape is also exciting, with the 3" tomatoes being very flat, ribbed and ruffled. Flavor is intense, sweet and tart, with a citrusy taste. A most uniquely flavored tomato! The plants give huge yields of 4-11 oz. fruits. This tomato resembles tomatoes pictured in 16th-century herbal diaries. One of our favorites here!

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 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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 70-80
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, salad, Fresh, slicing
Fruit Color Pink, Purple
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25