The Helsing Junction Blue tomato is another creation by Tom Wagner named after the Helsing Junction Farm in the Chehalis River Valley in the state of Washington in the US. The mid-season tomatoes are rich in anthocyanin and the gel inside the tomato darkens to a deep crimson blue when they are ripe. The leaves of the Helsing Junction Blue plant are naturally curly to allow the light to penetrate. The fruits are very sweet with hints of acidity. Great in salads or eaten as is.
Scientific Name: solanum lycopersicon
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21-29°C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well drained and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May.