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Tomato Pick of the Day

Posted by Mark Wessel on August 22nd, 2011  •  Comments Off on Tomato Pick of the Day

Purple Haze on the plant.

Today’s pick is a fairly recent introduction. Purple Haze is a cross between three classic heirlooms, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple and Black Cherry.

Purple Haze is a large cherry tomato with excellent tomato flavor, well-balanced acidity and a lingering sweetness. Sure to be a classic.

Purple Haze sliced on the plate.

Tomato breeder Keith Mueller developed Purple Haze. One of Keith’s goals was to improve Black Cherry’s flavor. He was quite successful.

Two dollars from the sale of every plant this year goes to Autism research.

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