Tomato 'Pink Berkeley Tie Dye'

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: Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye, Berkeley Tie Dye Pink)
Hybridized by Brad Gates-Wild Boar Farms
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:





Seed Type:



Fresh, salad


Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular 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:

Dothan, Alabama

Berkeley, California

Morgan Hill, California

Palo Alto, California

Sparks, Nevada

Austin, Texas

Elgin, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 31, 2016, nkda1819 from Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

Picked this up on a whim at a local greenhouse. During the summer of 2015 in Salt Lake City with multiple weeks of triple digit heat this tomato performed wonderfully. It was the earliest to ripen of my 'large' tomatoes. It also had the most consistently great taste of any of my large tomatoes. It's vine was the first to show foliage disease, however, with minimal applications of copper spray it continued to grow and produce good quantities of fruit up until frost. Given it's early production, consistent good flavor, and visual beauty I will certainly continue to plant this tomato every year. Also, I should note, these results were with this tomato growing in an Earthbox. I may try it next year in the ground. I recorded 64 usable tomatoes from this plant throughout the growing seas... read more


On Aug 18, 2013, CaliforniaGuy from Lakewood, CA wrote:

Fantastic tasting, great looking tomatoes. Unfortunately, the plant itself doesn't grow too well in my yard, which can be very hot in the Summer, and also get quite damp at night. I'd still recommend trying it though. I'm skipping it this year as I have limited space in the yard, but will try again in the future.


On Jun 3, 2012, carminator1 from mobile, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This tomato is out of this world, has just the right kick, just finished probably the best sandwich of my entire life, a huge slice of this tomato, with mayo and fresh mozzarella, YUM!!!!!!! Beautiful tomato as well, very pleased, and producing well for me.


On Jul 18, 2010, b54red from Dothan, AL wrote:

This was my first year of growing this tomato and it was one of my favorites. Taste was superb and it had very good production. My one plant produced 29 tomatoes from 9 oz to 15 oz. The striped fruit is one of the most beautiful tomatoes I have ever seen. I had some nematode damage to the roots but not before it produced a fine crop. It will get at least 3 spots in my garden next year.


On Nov 9, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

The flavor is superb, quite the pleasant surprise. The first pic I've added is a fused triple (close to 1.5 lb) and is not representive of typical size. One of my best tasting tomato varieties in '08. Plants are on the compact side, around 4 ft tall. Avg to high-avg productivity.

Brad's description/history:
"BTD pink showed up the next year as one plant that was mostly dark pink blush in the meat with some pink bleeding to the outside. The next year the dark pink(port wine color) was in most of the tomatoes and I saw no variations last year when I grew a couple hundred plants of it."