|Fruit shape||oblate, beefsteak|
- Indet., potato leaf plants. Large purple-black beefsteaks, 5-12 oz, with excellent rich flavor typical for black varieties. (15 seeds / packet)
- Theodore Corbett of Reichenbach-Steegen, Germany (GERM CO T) 09
Year grown: 2016
- Potato-leafed, indeterminate with fruit that averages 12 ounces. Smooth maroon color. 70 days.
- Theodore Corbett of Reichenbach-Steegen, Germany (GERM CO T)
Year grown: 2009
Location: Buford, Georgia, USA, Zone 7b
- A potato leafed version of Cherokee Purple that appeared at about the same time as Cherokee Purple, Potato Leaf. It has been propagated and privately distributed since by Bill Malin of Hillsboro, New Mexico. Bill Malin got his original seeds from a friend in Ohio who found the original potato leaf version of his Cherokee Purple in his Ohio garden. Bill named it 'Spudakee'.
- It is not clear whether Spudakee and Cherokee Purple, Potato Leaf are the same or not. Both versions should be grown side-by-side and compared with regular-leaved Cherokee Purple grown at the same time to see if there really are any differences.
- First offered in the Seed Savers 2010 Yearbook by three SSE members.
Also known as
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Spudakee - plant. 2009-05-25
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Spudakee - green fruit. 2009-07-05
John Beidler (CT BE J). Spudakee Truss. 2009.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Spudakee - ripe fruit. 2016-09-15.
Susan Anderson (TX AN S): Spudakee - ripe fruit. 2009. Posted with the owner's permission.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Spudakee - sliced fruit. 2016-08-30.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Spudakee - sliced fruit. 2016-09-15.
Ted Corbett (GERM CO T). Spudakee - sliced. 2008
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Spudakee - Sliced. 2009
John Beidler (CT BE J). Spudakee. 2009
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|2017||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new||.||.|
|2013|| Double Helix Farms
Knapp's Fresh Vegies
|2012|| Double Helix Farms
|2011||Gleckler Seedmen - new||3||.|
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