Tomato Indigo Blue Beauty

£1.19£9.49

Indigo Blue Beauty is cross between Beauty King and a wild blue tomato resulting in eye catching fruits, begin as a stunning blue where exposed to direct sunlight, ripening towards a reddish purple. The fruits average 190-200gm with a sweet aromatic flavour and hold well on the vine over an extended period. Resistant to sunburn and cracking.

 

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Tomato Indigo Blue Beauty

Tomato Indigo Blue Beauty. Is an exciting new series of open pollinated tomato varieties developed by Oregon State University using conventional techniques. Of cross breeding wild tomatoes from Peru and from the Galapagos Islands with well know standard types. The fruits change colour significantly through their development and must be left on the vine to fully mature to get the best flavour.  Only the parts of the fruits that get a lot of sun keep their darker colour even when they have reached the right stage for harvesting.  These are best glasshouse grown in the UK, but can be grown outdoors subject to a reasonable UK summer in a very sunny, warm sheltered spot. Indeterminate

Cultivation Advice Tomato Indigo Blue Beauty

  • Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep.
  • Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
  • Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots.
  • Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall,
  • either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse
  • or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions
  • and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist,
  • fertile well drained soil and keep watered.