Indigo Rose

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Indigo Rose
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color blue
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Indigo Rose - ripe fruit. 2012-10-14.

B.C KO T

Indet., regular leaf plants with small round fruits, 1-2 oz. Fruit develops a dark blue/black pigment in its skin where exposed to direct sunlight, and they are almost fully dark, with an exception of the bottom part which is pale red. Mild sweetish flavor. High yields. Very striking appearance in the garden and on the plate.

Seed source:

Johnny's Selected Seeds 12

Year grown: 2012

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


GERM SC K

a deep blue tomato, really the whole plant was blue

Seed source:

Astrid Storm in 2012 (plant), Kreuterey Wolsier (plant) in 2013

Year grown: 2012, 2013

Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany



History

  • Developed by Jim Myers at Oregon State University using traditional plant breeding techniques.
  • Very rich in anthocyanins which are powerful anti-oxidants.
  • See OSU UNVEILS NEW PURPLE TOMATO, ‘INDIGO ROSE’ article published on January 27, 2012 for more details. As per the article, "Indigo Rose's genesis began in the 1960s, when two breeders – one from Bulgaria and the other from the United States – first crossed-cultivated tomatoes with wild species from Chile and the Galapagos Islands, Myers said. Some wild tomato species have anthocyanins in their fruit..."
  • This tomato got PVP status in 2014.



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2014 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds
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2013 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds
Johnny's Selected Seeds
J.W. Jung Seed Company
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Seeds of Change - new
The Sample Seed Shop
Territorial Seed Company
Trade Winds Fruit
Twining Vine Garden
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2012 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
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Facts about Indigo RoseRDF feed
CountryUSA +
DescriptionIndet., regular leaf plants with small rou Indet., regular leaf plants with small round fruits, 1-2 oz. Fruit develops a dark blue/black pigment in its skin where exposed to direct sunlight, and they are almost fully dark, with an exception of the bottom part which is pale red. Mild sweetish flavor. High yields. Very striking appearance in the garden and on the plate. appearance in the garden and on the plate.
Fruit colorblue +
Fruit shaperound +
Fruit sizesmall +
Fruit typesalad +
Growth habitindet. +
History* Developed by Jim Myers at Oregon State U * Developed by Jim Myers at Oregon State University using traditional plant breeding techniques.
  • Very rich in anthocyanins which are powerful anti-oxidants.
  • See OSU UNVEILS NEW PURPLE TOMATO, ‘INDIGO ROSE’ article published on January 27, 2012 for more details. As per the article, "Indigo Rose's genesis began in the 1960s, when two breeders – one from Bulgaria and the other from the United States – first crossed-cultivated tomatoes with wild species from Chile and the Galapagos Islands, Myers said. Some wild tomato species have anthocyanins in their fruit..."
  • This tomato got PVP status in 2014. ."
  • This tomato got PVP status in 2014.
Leafregular +
Maturitymidseason +
Member codeB.C KO T + and GERM SC K +
See alsoP20 Blue +, OSU Blue + and Blueberry +
Seed sourceJohnny's Selected Seeds 12
Variety typeopen-pollinated +
VendorJohnny's Selected Seeds +, Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Tomato Growers Supply +, The Sample Seed Shop +, Trade Winds Fruit +, J.W. Jung Seed Company +, Knapp's Fresh Vegies +, Seeds of Change +, Territorial Seed Company + and Twining Vine Garden +
Year grown2012 +
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