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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color black, purple
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad, cherry
Variety type unstable segregation line
Country Canada, USA


Indet., potato leaf plants produce small purple-black round fruits that are shaped like round plums. The fruit color is a bit hazy, as in the parent Purple Haze F1 hybrid, perhaps just not as bright - but this could depend highly on sunshine intensity in your area. Fruit shape and size is exactly the same as in Purple Haze. Average 1.5 oz, juicy, very nice smokey flavor. I would consider it stable in F6 generation, as the fruits were consistent in shape, size, and color. (very limited, 10 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

B.C KO T 09 / Barbara Morgenroth, NY 08

Year grown: 2009 (F3), 2010 (F4), 2011 (crop failure), 2012 (F5 generation)

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


Regular leaf – sweet, mellow, juicy, tomatoey; skins somewhat evident, clear skin.
Potato Leaf - very similar, perhaps a wee bit smoother, very good, clear skin.
Plants were not the healthiest and production not huge for a cherry, but taste makes up for it. Both the RL and PL have a very strange translucent skin – those are not stripes you see in the pics, but rather the internal structure of the tomato showing through the skin. Both ripen with light green shoulders and the RL shows no star pattern on blossom end.
B.C KO T 09 (Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T))

Year: 2009

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada


  • A potato leafed open-pollinated version of Purple Haze F1 tomato, selected and stabilized by Tatiana Kouchnareva of Anmore, BC, Canada (B.C KO T) in 2008-2012.
  • Named after Psamathe, the smallest moon of Neptune.


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Facts about PsamatheRDF feed
CountryCanada, USA +
Fruit colorblack + and purple +
Fruit shaperound +
Fruit sizesmall +
Fruit typesalad + and cherry +
Growth habitindet. +
Leafpotato +
Maturitymidseason +
MemberB.C KO T + and B.C SA D +
Variety typeunstable segregation line +
VendorTatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +
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