Views: 344, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
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?
Mar 28, 2013 2:46 PM CST
|I don't know if this will help you or not Caroline. |
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~ CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~ Heart Strength ~
Find JOY at http://joyfultimestoday.com/
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.
Mar 28, 2013 7:21 PM CST
|Caroline, here are a couple of links that might be helpful:|
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.