Tomato "Blueberry" (New in the catalogue 2019)

For sale: 10 seeds (harvest 2018)
Sales price: 2,00 €

For sale: 10 seeds  (seeds remain viable for 5 years or more)

I use only bio and organic fertilizers and biological products to combat pests and diseases (if necessary) in my garden . No chemistry!!! I am for the health of my family and my garden!

This variety was developed with traditional selection and breeding techniques at the University of Oregon, beginning in the 1960's from crossing cultivated tomatoes and wild species from Chili and the Galapagos islands. Young fruits when exposed to sunlight have indigo-purple skin from the pigment Anthocyanin, naturally occurring in blueberries, which is a powerful and beneficial antioxidant. The fruits are ready to harvest when the skin turns bright rosy red on the bottom, shoulders are indigo shaded and the fruit is soft to the touch.

Produces an avalanche of cherry size, amethyst colored clusters. A nice balanced tomato flavor with a perfect amount of sweetness and juiciness.

This is a variety, not a hybrid, so it can be propagated by seeds collected from the largest and ripest fruits.

I grow this variety in greenhouse. The average height of this tomato varies from 1.5 meters and more.
The maximum yield obtained in the formation of a bush of 2-3 stems (depending on the availability of space in the greenhouse and care), as well the tomato plants needs a sun, a periodic feeding and watering. It is necessary to remove all the side shoots during all growing period.  I remove all old leaves at the bottom of the stem as soon as the brush is formed and the fruits begin to ripen. This must be done to maximize the provision of sunlight to the plant and fruits and ventilation of the plants. As soon as the tomatoes start to ripen, the old leafs has fulfilled its function and it must be removed so that it does not pull the nutrient materials on itself and there is no threat of disease.
In my climate I sow the seeds on seedlings in the first decade of March, the plants planted into the greenhouses the first decade of may, because we have return frosts until mid-may. In the case of cold weather, I protect the planted seedlings with a covering material.

These extraordinary blue almost black tomatoes will be some of the most unique varieties you have ever grown!