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Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
  • Tzi Bi U or Violet Jasper
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
 
  • Tzi Bi U or Violet Jasper
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
  • Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato

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Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato (25 seeds) (TP127) $2.75

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Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato

         
 
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When these little Oriental jewels ripen, your eyes will be stunned with color. They have pretty violet-purple fruit with iridescent green streaks! Fruit weighs 1-3 ounces, are smooth and have good tasting, dark purplish-red flesh. This variety will also amaze you with its yield: it’s not only high, but incredibly high, being one of the most productive tomatoes we have grown. A great variety for marketing. Introduced to you from China along with its twin sister “Topaz”; see our yellow tomato section.
 
Violet Jasper or Tzi Bi U Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 32
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

59.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Will
Location:
Magnolia, TX, United States
Date:
February 26, 2019
          4.0
 
Extra info On Prior Post
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? Flavor

Review:

-- As I mentioned before, the flavor was inconsistent, but some were awesome, w/ a purple flesh & smokey flavor. -- This tomato is what got me hooked on "black"/purple tomatoes. I've tried multiple varieties since, trying to find the fine smokey flavor I tasted in SOME of these Violet Jasper tomatoes I had in my garden...so no avail. Sad, as many claim to have some special smokey flavor...& always, ALWAYS disappoint me - esp. w/ smaller varieties, which seem to work best for me, as birds peck the larger ones or something messes them up, or the weather is too much for them. So, I try medium to small "dark" varieties, and those few excellent Violet Jaspers make me think about them again & again. Only Chocolate Sprinkles temporarily helps, but it's not smokey (although always delicious). Some day, I will likely buy a huge amount of seeds in an attempt to select a line of Violet Jaspers for that amazing flavor I found in so few of them - yes, it was that good! (Plus, plant toughness)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Will
Location:
Magnolia, TX, United States
Date:
February 26, 2019
          4.0
 
Good Needs Refinement
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Some are OUTSTANDING!

What are the cons? Inconsistent flavor.

Review:

I tried this several years ago & was impressed that some were (& still are) some of the best tomatoes I've ever eaten. Those select ones were deep purple-fleshed w/ a truly smokey flavor - hmm, delicious!! However, many lacked that quality & some not very flavorful at all. They had all been grown in a row from seed at the same time. I regret I didn't save seed from the best, but after they'd been eaten & I tasted how great the few awesome ones were, it was too late for that. I think this variety could do with someone making choice selections of the best-tasting fruits to come up with a "select" version or "improved" version that is more consistent for good flavor & color (also lacking). Plants all grew about the same, aside from flavor & color of some. Tough, durable in Texas.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pennsylvania gardner
Location:
Nazareth, PA, United States
Date:
August 9, 2018
          1.0
 
flavorless and dry
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? easy to grow and plentiful

What are the cons? flavorless and mushy

Review:

I started many plants from this tomato variety seed. They grew quickly and were plentiful. However, I have no idea what they would be good for since they have no flavor and are mushy on the inside. I tried using them for roasting, cutting, making tomato sauce, cooking, but really they are just not very good.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tom Aido
Location:
Hillsborough, NC, United States
Date:
August 21, 2016
          1.0
 
Yuck
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Nice color when ripe

What are the cons? Mealy, tasteless, rots easily

Review:

I anxiously awaited some ripe violet jasper tomatoes to add some new color to the tomatoes on the farm stand. These ripened about 2 weeks after the cherry tomatoes and Dad's Sunset. As soon as a few ripened I picked some and tried one. The taste and texture was so bad that I didn't even finish one slice of it. Since the plants did seem to produce a lot of tomatoes, I tried to add them to sauce or to my dehydrated tomatoes. No good for either of these purposes either. Once peeled and seeded there is maybe a half teaspoon of usable pulp. They have an overabundance of extra large seeds considering the small size of the tomato. When I returned from a 4 day vacation in August, the plants were loaded with tomatoes, but many were rotten before they ripened. I picked about 5 gallons of tomatoes, green and ripe, fed them to the pigs, and then tore out the vines to make room for something I can eat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
prairiegrl
Location:
pinnacle, NC, United States
Date:
July 22, 2016
          1.0
 
Violet Jasper Tomato
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? very pretty colors

What are the cons? horrible texture, no taste

Review:

First year with this variety. I have to say it was the worst tomato I grew out of many varieties. The texture tasted like hothouse winter tomatoes, very pulpy, no juice, no taste. Prolific producer but will feed them to the chickens..Definitely not something I will grow again to eat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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