Tomato – ‘Indigo Blue Beauty’

$3.50

Indigo Blue Beauty is one of my favourite tomatoes. It’s a small beefsteak that’s red with wide purple/blue shoulders (always a sign of good flavour).

This is an indeterminate variety that fruits for a long time, though it can be slow to start fruiting.

30 seeds

12 in stock

Description

Indigo Blue Beauty is one of my favourite tomatoes. It’s a small beefsteak that’s red with wide purple/blue shoulders (always a sign of good flavour).

This is an indeterminate variety that fruits for a long time, though it can be slow to start fruiting.

 

Botanical name: Solanum lycopersicum

Planting: Plant in late spring after frosts are unlikely. Plant 60-100cm apart.

Care: This tomato is best staked to keep the plant off the ground as it grows. Make sure to plant in well fertilised soil and water regularly.

Harvest: Harvest when at full colour with the colours bright.

Diseases: Tomatoes can fall prey to some viral diseases so don’t plant in the same place that tomatoes were growing in the past two years. Although I haven’t had any trouble with blossom end rot with this variety, make sure you don’t let them dry out between watering to lessen the risk.

Cooking: Tomatoes really don’t need any introduction to cooking as they are used in so many dishes. This one is particularly nice in salads and on sandwiches. salad rolls.

Seed Saving: Tomatoes are self pollinating so you don’t need bees or other insects to pollinate them. That said, although they won’t usually cross with other tomatoes you should plant at least 4 metres away from other tomatoes to make sure. Keep in mind that ‘potato leaf’ varieties will readily cross with other tomatoes so if you are also growing a potato leaf variety it will be best to net either this tomato or that one away from insects to make sure it doesn’t cross with it..