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Tomato 'Pink Pioneer'

25 seeds. 80 days. Solanum lycopersicum. Indeterminate.


After its long absence from the market, we are excited to bring back tomato 'Pink Pioneer'. This Utah heirloom tomato grows large, pink beefsteak fruits that can weigh up to a pound. It has a mellow flavor, not too tomatoey and not too sweet. I am impressed how early it is for such a large tomato. It is my favorite beefsteak variety. Crack-resistant with potato leaves.


Here is the historical account of Pink Pioneer from Diane Linsley who introduced this tomato: 


Tomato 'Pink Pioneer' was introduced by Diane's Flower Seeds in 2005. Diane Linsley obtained the seeds from James M. Irvine, who had grown it for many years, selecting for large size. Mr. Irvine got his seeds from Ron Watts of Kaysville, Utah, who told Mr. Irvine that it was an old Utah heirloom. He called it Purple Passion, but Diane renamed it Pink Pioneer when she learned that the name Purple Passion was already taken by a black tomato on the market.


Sowing tomato seeds:


Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date, 1/8 inch deep. Transplant outside 2 weeks after the last frost date. Plant tomatoes deep in the soil for a better root structure. Space 3 feet apart. Full sun.

Tomato 'Pink Pioneer'

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