Indigo Apple Tomato

$3.50

  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 20 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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Indigo Apple Tomato

Indigo Apple Tomato was developed from a cross between Indigo Rose and a red cherry tomato. The unripe green fruit display lots of purple (anthocyanins  brought on by sunlight) but will eventually turn almost a true black with the shady side a gorgeous red.

Fruits range from 50 to 150g with an excellent sweet tomato flavour profile. Regular leaf indeterminate developed by Wild Boar Farms.

Rated at 70 to 75 days from planting to first ripe fruit. Took 95 days in my cool climate (and cooler than average season) however produced many fruits during March and April.

When to 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.

Cool Climate: mid JUL– NOV (Heat mat)

Temperate:  SEP – DEC

Sub – Tropical: MAR – DEC (Humidity induces disease)

Tropical: mid APR to JUL (Humidity induces disease)

  • Tomatoes enjoy lower humidity and 20-30 degree daytime temps and night times above 8 to 10 degrees. Plant out only after risk of frost (protect if late frost)

Spacing – 80-120cm

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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
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