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Blue Tomato ?

Posted by mewhee 9b (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 14:17

Hi All (and hopefully Edymnion) -

In one of the current threads re: tomatoes you'll never grow again, the OP Edymnion said as an aside:

"All the while the blue tomatoes right next to it were churning out bucket fulls of black golfball sized tomatoes."

Edymnion, out of curiosity (always looking for something different) do you have the name of the tomato or might anyone else know? Possibly Indigo Rose?

TIA for any thoughts -

Will and the Fur Crew on So Cal

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Blue Tomato ?

OSU blue would be my hunch.

RE: Blue Tomato ?

That would be P20 from OSU. This is the first year Indigo Rose was available to the public. I'm not sure if it's actually P20 (I would guess it is, but I know very little about breeding tomatoes!).
I'm growing it & while no fruit of course yet, it's a very very vigorous plant!

RE: Blue Tomato ?

Indigo Rose is a single plant selection from the highly diverse population that was bred by OSU and known as P20. There was an earlier escape from the breeding program that was known as OSU Blue. In my experience, OSU Blue has less anthocyanin than P20 and P20 has less than Indigo Rose.


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