Purple Smudge, Orange Fleshed

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Purple Smudge, Orange Fleshed
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape round
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type


Plants are regular leafed and indeterminate. In a field planting (n=24) both shape and size were not consistent within the variety. 6-12 oz fruits depending on the plant. Rounded fruits to rough shouldered beefsteaks. There were minor variations in leaf margin edges, leaflet size and leaflet arrangement between plants. Some anthocyanin present in leaf midribs even during heat. Fruit color, overall plant habit appeared to be stable. ~80-85 days
Unattractive orange fleshed fruit with some purple on shoulders. Purple coloration depends on exposure to light, temperature (low temps more prominent) and wounding. Fruits are meaty and most fruit shapes produced few seeds. Flavor is fairly good when grown using dryland techniques.
Grocery stores would not accept fruits for sale based on appearance.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds


  • Supposedly derived from grafted clones of Purple Smudge.
  • SSE TOMATO 3006.


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