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Purple Calabash Tomato Plant

  • - Spacing: 32 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 85
  • - Production: Indeterminate
  • - Uniquely shaped tomato with a unique wine-like flavor
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Purple Calabash Tomato Plant
Plant Features

Purple Calabash Tomato Plants produce 3-inch, chocolate-brown to deep-purple fruits that offer an interesting combination of sweet and tart. They will liven up any dish they meet! This high-yielding heirloom is thought to have originated back in the 1600’s.

Tomato Companion Plants: Carrot, Chive, Garlic Bulbs, Onion, Marigold, Parsley

Tomato Growing Tips

  • Watch for green caterpillars that will eat the leaves and fruits, hand pick and destroy as you find them
  • To prevent blight and other foliar diseases, it is important to avoid watering the leaves and to use Serenade Garden Disease Control or a copper fungicide as needed

Our Purple Calabash Tomato Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Support Cage, Netting, Stake
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When the skin yields slighty to finger pressure
Production Time Fruit ripens throughout the season
Habit Sprawling
Foliage Color Green
Plant Used for Food Production
Plant Type Heirloom

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Great selection. I'm very picky about the tomato I grow and I can't find these varieties at the local nursery's .I purchased tomato plants last year and loved them. The plants are packed well and the plants are healthy upon arrival. I got a great harvest last year and by the looks of the plants, I should get another one this year. Order early, they sell out fast.

From Joan | May 04, 2023

Tomato and wine….

Arrived safe, secure and healthy. Transplanted into a raised bed of tomatoes, carrots, pickling cuts and a variety of basil. Took its time with initial growth after transplant, but thriving now. Beginning to flower, no signs of tomatoes yet. As a confessed wine and tomato-aholic, who could go wrong with these tomatoes?

From Lesly | June 26, 2022

Purple Calabash Tomato

Got this to try in place of a Cherokee Purple variety. Will have to wait until harvest to compare the tastes. Plant came nicely packaged and was very healthy. Transplanted well and seems to be thriving. Looking forward to our first harvest!

From anonymous | May 23, 2019


Big healthy plants. Can't wait to taste one.

From Sharon M | May 23, 2018