Tomato 'Aunt Ginny's Purple'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Aunt Ginny's Purple
Additional cultivar information:(aka Aunt Ginny's)
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:

Family heirlooms


Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Potato Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Fork, Arkansas

Miami, Florida

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

North Augusta, South Carolina

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)

Pasadena, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 5, 2010, JenGro65 from Morgantown, WV wrote:

Wonderful! It's my very favorite tomato. Huge pink slicer that's full of the old fashion tomato "bite" that i prefer. Its also gave me a huge yield.


On Sep 2, 2009, jimh6278 from Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

It is not the end of the season but I have enough to comment. I purchased the seeds from Tomatofest and started a few just to try. I usually grow +/- 10 varieties. The Aunt Ginny's were tested against Brandywines, Black Princes, Sun Golds, and Stupice, then sliced and eaten in a sandwich with mayo. Great flavor and compare very favorably with the Black Prince's and Brandywine. It will be a regular in my garden in the future.

I did not get the production or size others mentioned but it is a really good tomato. Highly recommend.

9/28/09 I had a mini "tomato fest" with about 20 varieties. about 50 voters. Aunt Ginny's won followed by Brandywine and Black Prince. By an almost 2 to 1 margin.


On Nov 3, 2007, kygreg2000 from Hopkinsville, KY wrote:

2007 was first year to grow; very good taste; best producer of my 45 varieties; had approx 30 tomatoes from 12-16 oz in a very hot and dry year; definite regrow


On May 30, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Delicious, large, extremely juicy tomato. A tomato machine in my garden.


On Dec 19, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Good producer with a well balanced taste.