I’m trialling this Black tomato ‘Indigo Rose’ from Suttons.
I confess that I’m struggling to get my head around a black tomato.
I don’t know why, I guess our brains are programmed to recognise & accept images & anything other than the norm’ throws up doubt, concerns, worries. It looks like the plum that I have each morning for breakfast.
That said, the more I look at the image above, the more excited I am at tasting the fruits.
‘Plants are naturally cross-bred from native tomatoes found in the Galapagos & Peru & come grafted onto vigorous rootstock to give strong plants & high yield.
They’re naturally resistant to early blight and have high levels of lycopene and anthocyanins found in so-called ‘super foods’.’
Apparently it’s remarkably easy to grow in a greenhouse or in a sunny spot outside and where leaves shade the fruit, the skin will ripen to a deep rose, where the fruits are in full sun, the skin will turn its unique indigo black colour.
I shall eventually grow mine outside, rather than in the greenhouse.
I shall keep you posted on my 3 plantlets as they develop.
You can get Indigo Rose tomatoes here at Suttons.