Vegetables and Fruit forum: Purple Smudge tomatoe??? related to blues???

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 28, 2013 7:37 AM CST
Does anyone know if the Purple Smudge tomato is related to the strains of blue tomatoes?
Is the purple smudge a source of anthocyanins? as the blues are?
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vic
Mar 28, 2013 2:46 PM CST
I don't know if this will help you or not Caroline.

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Purple_Smudge

http://www.smartgardener.com/plants/2837-tomato-orange-flesh...
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 28, 2013 6:58 PM CST
Thanks Vicki---it gives me a starting point.
What I was thinking was that it might be useful in breeding a larger tomato with the anthocyanin anti oxidants in them.
All of the "blues" seem to be cherry tomatoes.

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Patti1957
Mar 28, 2013 7:21 PM CST
Caroline, here are a couple of links that might be helpful:

http://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/purple_tomato_faq

http://www.dianeseeds.com/tomato-orange-purple-smudge.html


Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 29, 2013 8:19 AM CST
Thanks---Diane answered my question!
She says the purple in Purple Smudge is anthocyanin based.
I was not sure that the "wild" ancestors were the same.

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