Everyone has their favorites when it comes to tomatoes, and this may soon be yours. Selected from a cross between a blue tomato variety and the luscious heirloom tomato, ‘Beauty King’, Indigo Blue Beauty weighs up to 8 ounces and slices like the best of the beefsteaks.
Fruits are red with eye-catching blue-black shoulders. Bred by tomato guru Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms in Napa Valley, California, this indeterminate variety offers excellent flavor and skin that’s both sunburn- and crack-resistant. For best results, space plants 2 to 3 feet apart using cages or trellises, and prepare to be wowed.
Common name: Indigo Blue Beauty tomato
Light: Full sun
Height: Indeterminate (4 to 8 feet tall)
Days to maturity: 80
Where to buy: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., rareseeds.com; Tomato Growers Supply Co., tomatogrowers.com
More information: Wild Boar Farms, wildboarfarms.com