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Tomato Seed 'Purple Calabash'

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Solanum lycopersicum 'Purple Calabash'

  • Cordon (Vine) Tomato.
  • Ugly purple-blue fruits have a pleasantly sharp tomato flavour.
  • Perfect for salsas.
  • Suitable for protected and outdoor growing.
  • Open pollinated heritage (heirloom) variety.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 15 seeds.

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There's no way of describing this variety apart from ugly; the purple-blue fruits are deeply ribbed and somewhat squat in appearance - and more often than not the shape is not symmetrical. Typical of tomatoes pictured in 16th Century Herbal books, this variety of tomato is a great rarity grown for public exhibition in the Thomas Jefferson's Horticultural Gardens at Monticello in the USA and exclusive to us in the UK.

But that horrible appearance hides a real treasure, a really flavoursome tomato with a very strong tomato favour and slight sharp finish. Not the best variety for eating as a salad tomato, it really comes into its own when used in salsas or cooked.

  • This is an indeterminate variety and best grown as a cordon (vine).
  • For best yields stop at 5th truss if growing under protection (3rd outside).
  • Whilst the best crops will be grown under protection, this variety can also be grown outside.
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
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How To...

How To Sow & Grow Tomatoes
Detailed advice on sowing and growing tomatoes outside and under protection. Includes information on watering, feeding and pest control.

How To Videos

How To Grow Tomatoes - Part 1 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for tomatoes in the first few months.

How To Grow Tomatoes - Part 2 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for tomatoes as the season progresses.

How To Save Tomato Seed (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on how to harvest and save tomato seed.

How To Sow & Transplant Tomatoes (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen explaining how to sow and then transplant tomatoes.

Recipes

Smoked Tomato Chutney Recipe
A simple recipe for making delicious, tangy smoked tomato chutney. Goes well with cold meats, poultry or cheese.

General Information

A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Magazine Articles

Get Your Kids Into Gardening
An article about encouraging children to garden written by Stephen Shirley that appeared in Grow Your Own magazine

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