Vegetables and Fruit forum: Tomato identification.

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Name: TJ
CT (Zone 6a)
TJinCT
Jul 6, 2017 7:30 PM CST
Can anyone help me identify this type of tomato? Yes I planted it but for the life of me don't recall what it is (and I lost my paper listing the varieties I grew this year). I don't have any purple Cherokee seeds so that's ruled out. Tia!!



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Thank You!

Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jul 6, 2017 7:32 PM CST
Black Krim?
Name: TJ
CT (Zone 6a)
TJinCT
Jul 6, 2017 7:43 PM CST
pepper23 said:Black Krim?


That could be it. I do have the seeds in stock and have never grown them before. I didn't know them to be such a bright vibrant purple though. Do black krim have this potential?
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jul 6, 2017 8:01 PM CST
Black from Tula is the closest I'm seeing to being as dark as yours now that I'm looking around for black tomatoes. I do know that yours look good and when we figure it out I'm getting me some seeds for it. Hilarious!
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jul 7, 2017 8:50 AM CST
Pretty!

The only time I've seen a tomato variety that dark, they are called blue tomatoes, such as OSU Blue tomato.

I've grown Black from Tula, it was more red than yours.
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jul 7, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Black Beauty is a really dark one I've seen but it looks a lot smaller than yours in pictures.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jul 7, 2017 9:29 AM CST
Funny thing is that I just realized that strange growth in your first picture reminded me of the tomato I grew and it just happened to be OSU Blue! Hilarious!

Blurry but this was the only picture I could find (from 2011).

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Name: TJ
CT (Zone 6a)
TJinCT
Jul 7, 2017 11:10 AM CST
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to tear apart the house tonight looking for my list... I'm pretty sure my 4 year old needed a piece of paper to doodle on and grabbed it. With all that said, the plants are growing beautifully and the fruit looks pretty good so far. Smiling
Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
Jul 7, 2017 3:04 PM CST
OSU Blue or Bosque Blue. Really pretty but also pretty average flavor.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jul 9, 2017 4:20 PM CST
wildflowers said:Funny thing is that I just realized that strange growth in your first picture reminded me of the tomato I grew and it just happened to be OSU Blue! Hilarious!



I agree I agree that it is most likely one of the Blue Tomatoes. There are a few other than OSU Blue though. Most simply get the most Blue where the sun hits them and have some red underneath when they get ripe.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jul 11, 2017 2:36 AM CST
Well, that is sure no Purple Cherokee. But if you visit the source of your seeds they might have a record of your past orders.
Name: TJ
CT (Zone 6a)
TJinCT
Jul 15, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Finally found my list... how silly this was. The seeds are Black Beauty from Baker Creek. Mystery solved. Thanks for the help!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 15, 2017 9:52 AM CST
Glad you figgured it out!! Thumbs up

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