Violet Jasper tomato is so pretty! Like its sister, Topaz, it's a good seller at the farmers market. People can't resist the cherry-size, purple fruits with green streaks. It is slightly smaller than Topaz, weighing 1-2 ounces. The flavor is rich and tangy-sweet, but the skin is a bit tough. That's what keeps the fruits from cracking, so they stay looking nice. Very productive.
Tomato 'Violet Jasper' comes from China, where it is called Tzi Bi U.
Sowing Violet Jasper Tomato Seeds:
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date, 1/8" deep. Transplant tomato plants outside when danger of frost is past. Full sun. Spacing 2-3'.