Purple Calabash tomato

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The Purple Calabash tomato is quite controversial on the website called TomatoJunction (and it was at Tomatoville, if it's not still). A lot of people don't like the flavor at all, but some love it. I decided I might like it, since it's supposed to be prolific and acidic. So, this year, I planted two cells of plants (each from a different source, in case one is cross-pollinated).

My plants are vigorous, so far.

Here are my plants, so far, this year. These pictures were taken on 27 May 2020.

Here's the plant I have from an unknown source (trade or gift), although it's probably from either Tormato of Tomatoville, or else from my friend in California (probably the latter):
Purple Calabash tomato plant.

Here's the plant I have from Heirloomtomaguy of Tomatoville:
Purple Calabash tomato from seeds from Heirloomtomaguy of Tomatoville (recieved via Tormato).

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Re: Purple Calabash tomato

Whichever one I planted northmost turned out to be a cross, since it had red fruit. It tasted like a slightly moldy, potent, astringent blossom scar on a beefsteak, without acidity or sugar. I didn't prefer it! Maybe it could be an acquired taste.

Good thing I have another plant from another source.

I don't plan to grow either one next year, although I am intending to save seeds from both (I've already saved some from the cross). The cross has been a lot more productive than the other plant, so far.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Here's my review of the real Purple Calabash: https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?p=26830#p26830
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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