Indigo Rose Tomato
Stock your garden with this eye-catching purple tomato, which develops its beautifully dusky pigment when exposed to direct sunlight. The purple skin boasts high levels of anthocyanins, disease-fighting compounds that help fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and slow the aging process. Inside, fruits offer tasty rouge-tone flesh. Tomatoes are ripe when skin turns from shiny blue-purple to dull purple-brown and the bottoms of the fruits turn from green to red. Fruits take a while to ripen, but are truly worth the wait!
Indigo Rose is open-pollinated, and it produces a heavy crop whether planted in pots or a traditional garden. Even though these are more compact than many other indeterminate tomatoes, plants do benefit from staking. Tuck one plant into a 20-inch or larger pot or half whiskey barrel. Plants are resistant to early blight (AB).
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit Size: 2 ounces
- Matures: 70 to 80 days
- Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
- Plant size: 3 to 5 feet tall
- Plant type: Indeterminate