Tomato 'Indigo Rose'

This blue-black tomato variety contains good levels of Anthocyanin and Lycopene – two key antioxidants, so is super-healthy. More
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Tomatoes are the richest source of the powerful and important antioxidant Lycopene, and this blue-black tomato variety contains good levels of Anthocyanin too, so they are super-healthy.

Genus Lycopersicon
Group/Species Indeterminate (Cordon) Tomato
Variety Indigo Rose
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Tomato
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover at end of Jan-March for planting out in April/May. Transplant seedlings into 9cm (3.5in) pots and grow on in a glasshouse (or a well-lit windowsill), once roots have filled these, transplant into 2 litre pots to grow on. When the first flowers begin to show their yellow colouring plants should be ready to plant into their final positions. For unheated greenhouses, final planting can take place in mid-spring. For growing outside, gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out in early summer. When planting into ground, add plenty of compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting and create a shallow circular reservoir around the plant to help retain water or use Ring Culture Pots. Leave 60-90cm (24-36in) between each plant and plant them deep, sinking them to a depth of 0.5cm below the seed leaves. For containers, use a large pot (minimum 5 litres) and fill with a good quality, peat-free compost. For Grow Bags, allow two plants per bag.
Care Tips Under cover or outside they need staking, regular watering and weekly feeding for best results. Water the soil, not the plant, tomato leaves and stems dislike getting wet. Pinch out the tops once they have set 5 or 6 trusses. You also need to pinch out any shoots that develop between the stem and main branches as they divert valuable energy from the developing fruits. Companion planting works well with tomatoes. Try basil underneath as a sacrificial planting – white fly is drawn to it rather than your tomatoes – or try garlic, nasturtiums or tagetes to repel aphids. Find more information on how to grow tomatoes from seed. Find more information on how to grow tomatoes from seed.
Flowering June - September
Storing Tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for 4-5 days (they will lose their flavour if kept in the fridge), and will freeze well.
Harvesting Will fruit from July - August. Pick regularly
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Tomato 'Indigo Rose' reviews

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Fantastic

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Reviewed 26th October 2017 by Sarah Hearnden

Have loved watching every colour changing stage of this tomato. Rewarded with, not just the unusual but beautiful colour but the fantastic flavour too. My new favourite