Commercially introduced by us
Phonetically pronounced: ha-fee-zeh ball-itch
Hafize Baliç Pink was named after the seed’s steward Hafize Baliç, who grew it for over 50 years in her home garden in Çerkezköy, Tekirdağ, until she passed away in March 2008. Baliç had migrated with her family from the Balkans to Turkey in early 1900’s. Many pink tomatoes that have been grown in Western and Northwestern Turkey are known to have been brought by the Turks and other ethnic groups migrated from the Balkans when they escaped war and conflict.
When we grew this seed, fruits’ rich, complex flavor as well as think skin and juicy flesh stood out in our taste evaluations. Hafize Baliç Pink is also one of the most prolific pink tomatoes we have ever grown. Fruit color is a stunning dark pink which almost looks purple. One of the best fresh-eating tomatoes we can recommend. This is one of the best documented heirloom seeds of Turkey, and it is a staple variety in our catalog.