Not Purple Strawberry Tomato
Perhaps one of the best black tomatoes around, Not Purple Strawberry tomato keeps me coming back for more. This 8-12 ounce variety is packed with flavor through and through. Fruits have smooth flavor with fantastic texture, that is forward, old fashioned and very pleasing. Not sweet or tart, just very good! Plants are productive and can tolerate some abuse. Ours made it through 3 weeks or non-stop rain and floods, followed by weeks of absolute drought. Yet, NPS kept on producing. Easily an 8 out of 10. So if you like black tomatoes, or you are wanting to try one for the first time, I highly recommend these. Great for sandwiches, cooking, garnish and so much more.
kyle bouchard (verified owner) –
I grew a lot of blacks/purples this year and although NPS wasn’t the best, it was very good. The first ripe fruits came unexpectedly early for a large beefsteak. It was a massive flush of blemish free fruits so heavy I had to put a pile of wood chips under the truss so it wouldn’t break off the vine. For the rest of the season it didn’t produce that well but did keep putting out a few tomatoes here and there. I can’t really say if this is normal for this variety because we had an extreme heat wave in July and a lot of my plants dropped blossoms and went dormant for a while. As far as flavor mine were not up front or particularly flavorful at all but they had a lot of competition from some truly awesome black and purple beefsteaks so I suppose it wasn’t really a fair fight. On the upside, there were no issues with blossom end rot or cat facing or splitting, the texture was excellent and they were a fine addition to sauce and salsa. The plant itself was fairly hardy but did eventually succumb to early bight which was a problem in that particular corner of my garden. I’ll give them another chance someday for sure.