Eva Purple Ball
(65-80 days) Indeterminate. This hard-to-find heirloom is well worth growing. Originating from the Black Forest area of Germany, it produces heavy yields of delicious, medium-sized, perfectly spherical pink-purple fruits, darker than Earliana. It has outstanding tolerance to foliage diseases and variable weather conditions, yielding high numbers of fruit in both drought and cool, wet conditions. Carolyn Male considers it "outstanding".
DetailsCarolyn J. Male, Ph.D., is a professor of microbiology at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She is an author whose articles appear in Kitchen Gardening, The American Cottage Gardener, and The Historical Gardener. Dr. Male has raised more than a thousand different varieties of heirloom tomatoes in her zone 5 garden in upstate New York. She is author of the book 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden.