Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Purple
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 6-12 oz.
Leaf Type: Rugose Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Dwarf (Tree-type)
Earliness: Early
Mid-season
Days to Maturity: 75
Miscellaneous: Suitable for patio
History: A Victory Seed Company introduction for 2011 and one of the dwarf varieties from the "Dwarf Tomato Project."
Country: Australia / USA

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.
Parentage: Budai Torpe x Stump of the World
Child plants: 4 child plants

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Rosella Purple'.

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Common names
  • Tomato

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Location: Mid Columbia Gardens, Richland WA
  • Uploaded by psa
Location: Mid Columbia Gardens, Richland WA
  • Uploaded by psa
Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, OR
Image used courtesy of the Victory Seed Company
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Location: Lincoln NE
Date: 7/26/2018
Location: Lincoln NE
Date: 7/26/2018
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-08-06
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Plant Events from our members
dave On April 6, 2024 Bloomed
Saw the first open flower today.
dave On March 6, 2024 Transplanted
I finally transplanted into the garden 15 of these plants. They are small, but healthy.
dave On February 13, 2024 Potted up
I potted up Elijah's Feb 7th and the HT seedlings into 4" pots, as well as all remaining Mike RP's. The potting soil is coco coir with perlite and vermiculite. I then watered them with seaweed extract.
dave On February 11, 2024 Seeds germinated
I have sprouts on the HT and Elijah's Feb 7th seeds.
dave On February 9, 2024 Seeds sown
I sowed 8 more seeds today from Elijah's lot into coco coir.
dave On February 9, 2024 Potted up
I took one of my first seedlings (that are looking sickly) and potted it up into a 4" pot with pure coco coir. Looking forward to seeing what this one does compared to the ones that remain in seed starting mix.
dave On February 7, 2024 Seeds sown
I also sowed 8 seeds of Elijah's batch that he sent us recently. Sowed 4 cells with 2 seeds per cell.
dave On February 7, 2024 Seeds sown
Did heat treatment (20 minutes @ 124 degrees F) and then sowed. 8 seeds total into boughten seed starting mix.
dave On February 6, 2024 Maintenance performed
Noticing weakening plants. This is typical of Rosella Purple. I'm using brand new store bought seed starting mix and watering with aged water. Very lightly fertilizing once a week. Will continue to monitor health.
dave On January 16, 2024 Seeds germinated
dave On January 9, 2024 Seeds sown
dave On July 18, 2023 Seeds sown
dave On April 12, 2023 Transplanted
Jon and I installed these at the farm in Sunset today.
dave On March 4, 2023 Potted up
Potted up 108 plants into 4" cells.
dave On February 8, 2023 Seeds germinated
dave On February 2, 2023 Seeds sown
Sowed 128 seeds.
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