Indigo Cherry Drops Tomato
- 65 days. Indeterminate.
- Productive, vigorous plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall, provide some sort of support.
- Striking fruits have purple/black shoulders with rosy red undersides.
- Nutritious, bred to have more anthocyanins than a normal red tomato.
- Bred by Professor Jim Meyers at Oregon State University using traditional breeding techniques. The source of the color is from wild tomatoes growing on the Galapagos Islands and Peru.
Planting Directions: Plant seed indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting in spring. Sow seed 1/2” deep in sterile starting soil, maintaining a soil temperature of 65° to 95°. Germinates in 6-10 days if soil is kept at 85°. When seedlings are 10 days old replant (if using seedling trays) into 2” or 4” pots. Transplant outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 70° in well drained soil enriched with organic matter or a general purpose fertilizer. Space plants 2’ to 3’ apart. Avoid high levels of nitrogen in the soil as this promotes vegetative growth and reduces yields. Water regularly during growing season and reduce or withhold water when tomatoes begin to ripen.