Purple Bumble Bee

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Purple Bumble Bee
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black, purple, striped
Fruit shape oval
Fruit size small
Fruit type cherry
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Purple Bumble Bee - ripe fruit. 2013-08-28.


Compact indet. plants with regular leaf foliage. Large oval-shaped cherry fruits that are purple/black with dark green to grey stripes. Purple flesh and 2 seed chambers filled with greenish gel. Very good rich flavor. (20 seeds / packet)

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Category:Artisan Seeds 13

Year grown: 2013

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


  • Bred by Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm in Sunol, California.
  • First offered commercially in 2012 by Artisan Seeds.

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