Purple Dog Creek

A large pink beefsteak with great flavor and an interesting history.  The smooth shouldered fruit range from 12 oz up to 2 lbs. It has a wonderful flavor that is becoming a favorite of many and has high ratings at the tomato forum. The flavor is a rich, full balanced, complex blend of acids and sugars and the fruit are nice and meaty.  Even though it has purple in the name, it is actually pink. People back when used to call pink tomatoes purple to differentiate them from the red ones. This variety is great for dehydrating if you don’t eat them all up first! The vigorous plants have really good production.

Story:

From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:

  • A family heirloom from the small community of Dog Creek near Munfordville, Kentucky.
  • Collected by Randy Sine of West Virginia. This is a story that Randy shared:
  • "Members of the Winchester Avenue Church in Martinsburg, WV did charity work in depressed rural Appalachian communities. They did renovations of churches and barns and basically helped out in whatever way they could. At one of the communities in the Purple Dog Creek region of Kentucky near Munfordville a picnic dinner was given as a "thank you". Mr. Bill Hoffman as if he could take of couple of the tomatoes with him for his friend. Bill brought the tomatoes back to Martinsburg and gave them to my friend Spud Raney. Spud ate one to taste it and saved seeds from the other. Spud then called me and said I've got a good one, you might want to come get seeds. I traded with people and listed it in the SSE and Spud sells through the WV Market Bulletin. Between us we got the tomato into circulation."
  • Introduced to SSE in 2008 by four members.

The town of Dogcreek is located north of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Yes, it is spelled with one word. Google link here:

Color: Pink
Shape: Beefsteak
Maturity: 75-80 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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