PlantsTomatoes→Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Indigo Apple')

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Blue
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Small
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Slicing
Salad
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Country: USA

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.

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Posted by RickCorey (Everett WA 98204 - Zone 8a) on Jul 17, 2015 4:53 PM

Indigo Apple is a very new "black" variety, or "blue and red" variety, developed by Brad Gates at Wild Boar Farms in Napa, California. The original cross was made by PKS Heirlooms.

Indigo Apple seeds were introduced commercially by Wild Boar Farms in 2013, in their F5 generation.

Ancestry includes 'OSU Blue' and 'Indigo Rose'.

It is said to be indeterminate, very vigorous, regular-leaf with small, 2-6 ounce, round, blue-and-red fruits. The fruits are usually blue on top, perhaps because the top gets the most sun.

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