This weeks Tomato Tuesday spotlight is on "Spudakee" tomato. Spudakee is a potato leaf version of the popular Cherokee Purple. This variety was found growing in a field of 100 Cherokee Purple plants in Ohio in the early 90's. I got these seeds from Winter Sown . It is an indeterminate plant which produces 8-16 oz maroon colored tomatoes. When you cut them open it is the color of a raw steak. My plant is producing a nice amount of larger size tomatoes. I have to say this is probably one of my favorite tomato varieties this year! The flavor is amazing. I am a fan of the darker colored tomatoes. I want to make sauce with some of them to see how it will taste, but I keep eating them on sandwiches or fresh. I have never grown Cherokee Purple tomatoes, so I wonder how they compare in flavor. I may have to do a trial next year with the two varieties.
Thanks for checking out my Tomato Tuesday post and don't forget to stop by next Tuesday to see which tomato variety I will be spotlighting. Happy Gardening!!!