Anyone who knows us well knows that we are cautious of trends when it comes to vegetable varieties, often preferring the classic varieties steeped in history and tradition to “the next big thing”. That’s not to say we aren’t fans of novel breeding, just that we aren’t really into novelty for novelty’s sake, and like to give things time before fully embracing them. Such is the case with the “Indigo” genetics in tomatoes that have burst onto the scene over the past several years, a product of the first-rate breeding program of Jim Meyers at OSU, which feature high concentrations of anthocyanins in the skin making them blue/purple to almost black. The first release, Indigo Rose, caused quite a stir for its amazing and unusual appearance, but what we kept hearing from growers was that it came up short on taste. A couple years and many new varieties in the Indigo series later, we have Indigo Apple, a tomato with all the beauty of the indigo genetics as well as good summer-slicer flavor to match. Mid-season maturing, medium-tall vines, set trusses of 5oz dusty deep red fruits with the characteristic purple to almost jet black shoulders (sometimes covering most of the fruit) and juicy red interiors. The indigos are here to stay and we are so happy the quality of taste has caught up with their gorgeous looks. For our last couple grow outs, Indigo was was among the very last varieties to succumb to the challenging cold wet conditions of fall, showing good late blight resistance, and tasting amazingly sweet after the colder weather set in. Indeterminate.
80 days. UO
Packet: 30-35 seeds