Tomato, Eva Purple Ball

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Quick facts

  • Easy peeling
  • German heirloom
  • Thrives in hot weather
  • Blemish-free

Solanum lycopersicum

75 days, Indeterminate. Late 1800s heirloom from the Black Forest region of Germany. Early maturing, dark red, juicy fruit with superb flavor. 6-8 oz fruits are blemish free and crack resistant, thrives in hot weather when other tomato varieties poop out. Use it for almost anything you'd use tomatoes for- slicing, salads, canning, and sauces.  Peels easily, hallelujah!  Some resistance to late blight and other diseases.

A bit of it's story:

Brought from Germany by Joseph A. Bratka of Elmwood Park, New Jersey.  Bratka's grandfather raised this tomato is the Black Forest region of Germany.  Bred to thrive in heat and/or humidity.  This tomato is part of our heat-tolerant tomato package.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-9 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Plant seeds in sterile potting soil and provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24"-36" apart in full sun, benefits from trellising. Harvest tomatoes at full red. Good for container gardens.

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 min.