Skip to main content
Tomato Database

Find Your Perfect Tomato

Our fully indexed database includes thousands of tomato varieties with names, images, and information. Visit often—we continually add new entries for everything from determinate and multiflora to mini, dwarf, micro and basket varieties.

Tomato Database

Indigo Rose

About Indigo Rose

Indigo Rose has created a wave of enthusiasm among commercial farmers and gardeners to feature this in their gardens because of its stunning ornamental quality. Developed by Jim Myers at Oregon State University. Indigo Rose stepped out as the first really dark purple tomato. According to Jim Meyers, Indigo Rose is the first tomato in the world that has anthocyanins in its fruit, a naturally occurring and powerful anti-oxidant found in blueberries.

Vigorous and hardy, compact, indeterminate plants yield abundant crops of 1-2 oz., round tomatoes with dark purple (“black”) skin that occurs on the portion of the fruit exposed to sunlight while the fruit in the shade turns a dark red when mature. When mature the inside flesh turns a dark red and provides loads of well-balanced, complex and full range of almost plummy flavors. Sweet but with a delicious tang. Must wait for these to ripen fully before eating if you eat them before ripe, when insides are green they are very acidic. Reported to be more nutritious. Proven a good market tomato for its stunning appearance and longer shelf life and flavor. Definitely a novelty tomato worth trying. Seeds available at www.tomatofest.com

Culinary Use
Salad
Flavor Profile
Tart
Flesh Color
Red
Fruit Color
Anthocyanin / Pink
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Saladette / Small
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Variety
Open Pollinated

Reader Comments

Post a comment

Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign up for our Newsletter

We respect your privacy. Your information will not be shared.

Join Our Exclusive Global Community of Tomato Enthusiasts

Be the first to know about the latest in tomato trends - directly to your inbox twice a month!

Just enter your email address below to join

Holler Box