Get to Know: Pruden’s Purple

Get to know tomatoes!

Today’s featured variety: Pruden’s Purple

Spoiler alert! It’s not purple!

72 days. Vigorous indeterminate vines with potato leaf foliage produce 1 pound fruits with excellent sweet, balanced classic tomato flavor. This dark pink beefsteak tomato dates to the 19th century when “purple” was used to describe pink tomato color, long before the more recent proliferation of black and purple tomato varieties. Sometimes incorrectly listed in catalogs as being related to Brandywine, it is a comparable beefsteak type but ripens a week or two earlier and is much less finicky about growing conditions, especially less susceptible to cracking. Has some resistance to late blight.

A great choice for new gardeners looking for a dependable heirloom beefsteak tomato.

In stock now at NEON!