Tomato – Indigo Cherry Drops

Purple Cherry tomato on Indeterminate plants

Tomato Description

An improvement on Indigo Rose, this purple cherry tomato was bred at Oregon State University by Dr Jim Myers. Its colour is derived from the parents which include wild tomatoes from Peru or the Galapagos Islands.

Its a prolific cropper with up to 1000 30gram fruit in ideal circumstances (obviously not true in the UK but its a target to aim for). The fruit have a small point on them (similar to Garden Pearl) but the colour makes them different. Best grown in the greenhouse.

One of the difficulties with tomatoes this dark is knowing whether they are ripe or not. Best done by feel. If they’re slightly soft, then they’re ripe. The taste of the (one) we picked was sweet but not strong, one of those things when you have to question whether the breeding chose colour rather than taste.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: 30g
  • Fruit Colour: Rose
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: F1?
  • Ripe Days: Early
  • Taste: Tomatoey
  • Our Source: T&M
  • Origin: USA – Jim Myers
  • Alternatives:
  • Fruit per Truss: TBD
  • Truss Spacing: TBD

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Updated: 08/01/2024