Eva Purple Ball

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Eva Purple Ball
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape globe
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer, canner
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Germany
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Eva Purple Ball - sliced ripe fruit. 2009-08-24.

B.C KO T

indet., regular leaf, medium size perfect round and blemish-free pink fruits, 4-8 oz, very good to excellent flavor, nice texture, no core.
Seed Source 
1. Reimer Seeds
2. Johnny's Selected Seeds 12|2008 (crop failure), 2009(1), 2011(2)}}
3. Peter Gallant, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada 05

MI FL J

Large vines, needs caging or staking. First maturity about 65 days. Plants provide a steady crop of 3-4 oz. deep pink juicy globes, very good sweet rich tomato flavor. Ripe fruit sometimes fall off vine.
Source 
Reimer Seeds / Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) / Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 91 / Joe Bratka, New Jersey

Year: 92, 98, 99, 05, 07

Location: Augusta, Michigan


IL LO N

75 days, indet., regular foliage, 4-8 oz, pink globes that are blemish free, very good taste, excellent yield, one of the best, try some.
Source 
Reimer Seeds / Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 94 / NY SM D 91 / Joe Bratka

Location: Oblong, Illinois


History

  • This variety was brought to the U.S. from the Black Forest region of Germany in the late 1800s by the family of Joseph Bratka of Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
  • Introduced in Seed Savers 1991 Yearbook by Carolyn Male of Latham, New York (NY MA C).
  • First offered commercially by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1994.
  • 27 commercial sources for this variety were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.



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Sand Hill Preservation Center
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Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Solana Seeds
Tomato Growers Supply
TomatoFest
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Two Wings Farm
Victory Seed Company
10 4
2010 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
Gourmet Seed International
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Heirloom Tomatoes
Heritage Harvest Seed
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Knapp's Fresh Vegies - new
Marianna's Heirloom Seeds
Sand Hill Preservation Center
Seed Savers Exchange
Skyfire Garden Seeds
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Solana Seeds
Tomato Growers Supply
TomatoFest
Two Wings Farm
Victory Seed Company
12 3
2009 Gourmet Seed International - new
Heritage Harvest Seed
Heirloom Seeds
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Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Skyfire Garden Seeds
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Solana Seeds
Tomato Growers Supply
TomatoFest
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Victory Seed Company
15 .
2008 Heirloom Seeds
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Marianna's Heirloom Seeds
Sand Hill Preservation Center
Skyfire Garden Seeds
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Solana Seeds
Tomato Growers Supply
TomatoFest
Victory Seed Company
17 .
2007 Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
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Marianna's Heirloom Seeds
Sand Hill Preservation Center
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Solana Seeds
Tomato Growers Supply
16 .


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