Blue Cream Berries Tomato
Blue Cream Berries Tomato is a stunning bi-coloured tomato. When exposed to sunlight, young fruits develop blue-purple skin (Due to the pigment Anthocyanin, naturally occurs in blueberries and is a powerful antioxidant).
Fruits are ready to harvest when the skin turns a beautiful cream colour on the bottom and the fruit is soft to the touch. Aim to harvest before they over mature as they have a tendency to crack at full maturity. Very heavy yielding with a sweet flavour and quite low acidity. Another fantastic variety introduced by Wild Boar Farms.
Indeterminate Regular leaf can grow to over 2m tall. Cut the ends off in late March.
Outside 2022/23 growing: Planted 4/11/22, first ripe fruit 11/2/23, 99 days (Cool Climate). Bulk of harvest was in March. Rated at 70-80 days in warmer seasons.
Sow – Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October (Cool Climate) and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).
Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heat-mat.
Spacing – 80-120cm, high yields when grown in a cage and allowed to do its thing.
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- The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
- The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
- In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
- This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
- The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine