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65-75 days. Big, succulent fruit can reach 8–12 ounces with a complex blend of flavors. The vivid, rosy-blushed fruit has iridescent, green skin with sunny yellow streaks and an interior that’s a fascinating kaleidoscope of green with trails of red and yellow. The relatively compact, indeterminate plants produce early for such a large tomato.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Absolutely Amazing

Probably the best tasting tomato I've ever had. Friends and family are still raving about it in December. Early production, pretty prolific. This will be a mainstay in my garden for years to come. Even the smell is just incredible.

Linda Z.
Wonderful Taste; Hardy Plant, but eat quickly!

These tomato plants, which i started from seed, had sturdy, upright stems from the get-go. The tomatoes were irregular in shape, some deeply lobed, others almost round. Earlier tomatoes were much less flavorful than those that ripened later. Loved the taste, though a little too acidic. Made a nice sauce, which is good because they didn't keep long after picking, got soft pretty fast compared to my momotaros and lemon boys, which i could depend on lasting about 3 weeks on the counter. I'll include them in next year's tomato bed, but will limit to 2 plants instead of 6!!

Linda i.t.H.D.
Where have you been all my life?

I think I can put it best when I tell you that my father came over for a visit, and I shared a bunch of my tomatoes with him, as he is also a huge tomato fan. When he took a bite of Pink Berkley Tie-Dye he said, "I could live on this!". It was my #1 new favorite this year out of a lot of really great tasting tomatoes, so that is saying something. For the first time this year, some of my plants struggled with blossom end rot, but not PBTD! Almost no cracking either, despite some crazy weather. And the taste, how can I even describe it? It's just the richest flavor, not too sweet, not too tangly, but wonderfully sublime. If I only got 1 tomato a year from this plant it would be worth it to me, what a treat. It wasn't a huge producer, but I did get about 8-10 good sized fruits (the largest Tomatoes in my garden as well!!). Will grow every year 100%. Cannot recommend more highly.

Not really pink, but groovy none the less

Of the varieties I considered, having met my criteria, I chose these because of the groovy name. They're more of a dark maroon color than pink, and have far out green streaks. I started them indoors in March and planted them out under a high tunnel in April, while it was still cold in the PNW. They grew fast and have been producing ripe fruit since the first week of July. The plants are tall and very sturdy, with large round fruit. The flavor is good now that the temperatures have warmed up. The first few were bland but the nights were still below 50 until just before they began to ripen. The later ones have a nice, balanced flavor. I appreciate that they are not deeply lobed like so many heirlooms, so they are nice slicers. Time to thaw out some of that bacon I made last January and make some BLTs.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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