Pruden's Purple is the Brandywine of the Midwest and northern climates. Many will argue that is still surpasses the popular Brandywine for production and taste. We'll agree. The large pink fruits are sweet, meaty, and just driping with juice. It topped the charts for our most recent taste testing trial. Strong potato leaf plants are early for a beefsteak tomato. Dating back to the 1800's, Pruden's Purple will show you why it is just as popular today as it was so long ago.
Season: mid season
Type: OP Heirloom
Uses: salads, slicing, canning
Soil Requirements: 6.0 to 6.8 (mildly acidic),6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods: From seed, sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last spring frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per pot and thin to one plant per container. After four weeks, transplant seedlings to larger pots, and about 10 days before the last spring frost, begin hardening the plants to the outdoors. Transplant your plants to a sunny, highly composted location when soil temperatures are at least 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit . Stake or cage the plants for support and to prevent sprawling on the ground.
Other Details: Average water needs, water regularly, do not over-water