A striking indigo tomato
This variety produces an abundance of fruits weighing 60 to 90 g, which are tinged with indigo thanks to the presence of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants. Their flavor is highly appreciated. This variety reaches about 2 m in height and has been bred by Lee Goodwin in New Mexico. It comes from a cross between the “Blue” tomato from the University of Oregon and the “Amy’s Sugar Gem” variety. Some say it has a slight vanilla flavor.
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21-29°C
Germination time in days: 7-14 day
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well draining and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Sow in pots from March, at a temperature between 16 and 20°C, under a well-lit shelter, 5 weeks before planting. Transplant the entire root ball in the ground, after the last frosts, at a minimum distance of 50 cm, burying the stem up to the first leaves. Water thoroughly when planting.