Tomato, Damascus Steel

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Quick facts

  • Rare
  • Bred to be anthocyanin rich
  • Bicolor tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

75 days, Indeterminate. We are so fortunate to have been introduced to this tomato!  About 2 inches in diameter, this mouth-popper is a plum tomato.  Bred by Dean Slater, 'Damascus Steel' is a cross between 'Purple Dragon' and 'Striped Sweetheart' and is rich in purple and red stripes and thus anthocyanins.  Not super sweet, this tomato has a bold, slightly acidic flavor.  Compact plants with regular-type leaves bear productive clusters of fruit.  The harvest is spread over time- these plants are great for home container gardens.  Rare in the United States but more widely grown in Europe.  These seeds came to us from a gardener in Greece.

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 last frost date. Provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24" apart in full sun, while trellising is not necessary it is beneficial for ease of harvest and continued productivity in fall.

Seed specs:  Packet size: 30 minimum