Tomato 'Blue Berry Tomato'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Blue Berry Tomato'

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Blue berries tomato is a small cherry variety. Very dark purple color, which means it’s super-rich in anthocyanins. Unripe, the fruits are a glowing amethyst purple. At maturity they turn deep red where the fruit was shaded; the areas that received intense sunshine are a purple so deep it’s almost black! The flavor is intensely fruity, and sugar-sweet. Plants are very productive, yielding all season in elongated clusters that look beautiful.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

The fruit takes about 75 days from transplanting to harvest. Harvest the fruit when fully ripe, the the colour will be deep and the fruit is soft to the touch.

Propagation

Seed

Sow in spring as temperatures start warming up. Sow into trays or in situ, germination takes 6-14 days.

Special features

Crop rotation

Tomatoes are heavy feeders, follow with legumes.

Pot plant

Cherry tomatoes can be grown in pots. Make use the pot is large enough and provide a support for the plant or use a pot tall enough for the plant to cascade over.

Special features

Origin

Hybrid

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Edible

The fruit are edible.

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Blue Berry tomato has good disease resistance. Be on the lookout for pests, like Stink bugs, cutworms, tomato hornworms and tobacco hornworms, aphids, cabbage loopers, whiteflies, tomato fruitworms, flea beetles, red spider mite, slugs, and Colorado potato beetles.

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