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Indigo Rose - More than just a novelty ? Taste ?

Posted by mewhee 9b (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 8, 12 at 12:07

Hi All -

Have been curious about the occasional threads re: the relatively new purple/blue Indigo Rose. In particular, was wondering if anyone has fully ripe tomatoes who can give us a report on taste.

Further, do you see it as a possible productive variety as compared to being just a novelty.

Tia for any feedback -

Will and the Fur Crew

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RE: Indigo Rose - More than just a novelty ? Taste ?

I have to say, I have been growing a blue this year and have read a lot about all the different blues being developed, and nope, I haven't heard even one person say they taste good. They are cool looking though.

RE: Indigo Rose - More than just a novelty ? Taste ?

Taste would vary from person to person, acid/tart flavour liked by one may not be liked by those who like sweet.

Yes, I read that taste is on the tart side, but health benefits outweigh taste. But I prefer sweet tomatoes.

Would love to see what folks say who actually grew it and tasted it.

RE: Indigo Rose - More than just a novelty ? Taste ?

I had one plant given to me this spring, we've been eating these little gems for a couple of week now. LOVE the flavor ( not a big fan of sweet in a tomato) and like that they are meaty and not too juicy, I've looked but haven't found any seeds in them so far. Is this one that doesn't make many?


RE: Indigo Rose - More than just a novelty ? Taste ?

I grew Indigo Rose this year and while the plant is beautiful and VERY productive the taste is blah. Such a shame as I must have picked over 100 3-4 ounce fruit. They did not go to waste I threw them in sauce. The sauce was awesome.
My Inigo was a stocky plant never getting over 5 feet. The fruit grew in long clusters with 8-12 tomatoes. The tomatoes really are the color of ripe Bing cherries. It had light to moderate leaf curl that I understand is common with this variety. It did better than expected as I grew it in a commuity garden where septoria and early blight are common. I did spray neem and copper on alternating weeks.

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