Spudatula tomato
SPUDATULA

Previously known as 'Black from Tula Potato Leaf'. Same delicious outstanding, rich, slightly salty, smoky-fruity flavor on potato leaved vines. Many people are discovering that potato-leaved plants are inherently more disease resistant. There is no scientific proof at this time, but it is suggested that the increased amount of foliage better enables the plant to outgrow / outpace the disease progression.  8-12 oz. purple-black fruit, with dark green shoulders, and of course, excellent flavor.

HISTORY:  Discovered by Darrel Jones, owner of Selected Plants in his Alabama garden in 2002 from a packet of Black from Tula seed he had purchased from Chuck Wyatt (deceased; owner of Heirloom Tomatoes). Darrel found 3 potato leaf seedlings, with all the rest being regular leaf. He grew out the three plants and thought the potato leaf variants were an excellent tomato. In 2005, he shared some seeds with Bill Malin of Milford, MI,  who has been collecting potato leaf tomatoes for over thirty years. Bill grew them out and later offered them via the SSE Yearbook.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Potato
FRUIT CLASS: Beefsteak
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate
FRUIT SIZE: Medium to large
FRUIT COLOR: Black
USE: Fresh, Juice, Sauce
ORIGIN:  Open-Pollinated