[Market-farming] Indigo tomatoes

Brian Luton bcluton at aol.com
Thu Apr 7 15:01:23 EDT 2016


We grow Indigo Rose in our You-Pick and speciality section. They do quite well but are very late. Once folks have learned what to look for in terms of ripeness they have liked them.  Maybe not your everyday tomato but something novel.  They take some customer education because they need to be really ripe to eat well, black on top and pumpkin Orange on the bottom. We also talked about the open source breeding program and high antioxidants.  

I wouldn't grow them as mainstay cherry tomato. To late, to weird, to big. But as a specialty tomato they are noteworthy. 

The artisan series didn't do well for us.  They look kinda interesting but yielded poorly and didn't develop good flavor. 

Brian
www.stonesthrowfarm.biz

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> On Apr 7, 2016, at 1:10 PM, elaine granata <elainegranata at msn.com> wrote:
> 
> Ditto on the Indigo Rose—a pretty face, but no flavor.  Won’t grow them again.
>  
> Elaine
> Denver
>  
> From: Market-farming [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Beth Spaugh
> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 9:25 AM
> To: Market Farming
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Indigo tomatoes
>  
> I have not been favorably impressed with either the Indigo or the Artisan.  Unimpressed enough that they only got one year's trial.
> 
> On 4/7/2016 11:06 AM, Ken Bezilla wrote:
> Here's a topic for the group -- anyone found any indigo tomatoes that they like?
> 
> We tried Indigo Rose when it first came out, weren't excited about the flavor (but, everything I've read about indigo tomatoes has said that's going to be the case, that it's taking a while to breed flavor into them, since the original blue tomatoes used to breed them were bleah/bitter).
> 
> Last year we tried Indigo Blue Beauty, Indigo Blue Berries, Indigo Gold Berries, and Indigo Cherry Drops.  Besides not having great flavor, most didn't hold up well in the heat here.  Indigo Cherry Drops was the only one that some of us actually liked for the flavor (with comments ranging from "that's OK" to "that's pretty good!")
> 
> Someone recommended Indigo Apple to us, so we're giving that one a try this year, here's hoping!
> 
> Ken Bezilla
> central VA
> 
> 
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