Cherry Tomato: Blue Gold Berries

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(Solanum lycopersicum)

80 days.

Eye-popping gold cherry tomato blushes dark blue to purple where the skin receives the sun, while the green portions ripen to a burnished gold color. Fruit is produced as clusters of 5-8 tomatoes in a lattice pattern. Anyplace the sun makes contact on these bright yellow tomatoes, their skin turns dark blue due to the high levels of antioxidant compounds known as anthocyanins, except where the tomatoes are shaded from the sun, where they remain their natural bright gold color.

Minimum 20 Seeds.

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Description

(Solanum lycopersicum)

80 days.

Eye-popping gold cherry tomato blushes dark blue to purple where the skin receives the sun, while the green portions ripen to a burnished gold color. Fruit is produced as clusters of 5-8 tomatoes in a lattice pattern. Anyplace the sun makes contact on these bright yellow tomatoes, their skin turns dark blue due to high level of antioxidant compounds known as anthocyanins, except where the tomatoes are shaded from the sun, where they remain their natural bright gold color.

Highly productive plants produce cherry tomatoes with a savory, complex tangy flavor and outstanding storage time for a cherry tomato.

A choice selection out of the original Wild Boar Blue Berries by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms.

Planting:

Sow seeds indoors into sterile seedling mix 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost. Plant, water lightly, and cover with plastic or a dome to keep the seeds from drying out. When the first set of true leaves has emerged, move them into 3-4 inch pots and place in an area with full light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F). This will help prevent legginess.

(NOTE: This is the standard recommendation for growing heirloom tomatoes, given by everyone from the First Lady down to the hobo on the park bench down the street, including many professional growers, biologists and prize winners. We have no quarrel with these methods; they have worked very well, for a long time, for a lot of people.

BUT: we have a relative who was a produce farmer in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas during the Depression. He once told us “It’s a seed, fer cryin’ out loud. Plant it in the ground where you want it to grow.” This is the planting method we use here for every seed. All of our tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and every other variety begin life in our gardens as a seed in the dirt, right where it spends its entire life growing up.

We feel that this results in more naturally vigorous seeds that thrive under difficult conditions and fight to stay alive. Your mileage may vary. Use whichever method suits you best. All we are saying is: don’t be afraid to explore other methods, and see what results you get. That, too is part of gardening, as in so much of life.)

Water carefully, allowing the soil to dry on the surface between watering, but don’t let the plants wilt. Fertilize with fish emulsion or equivalent nutrient-rich feed every 10-14 days.

How to select:

Choose young, firm tomatoes with just a hint of “give” on the blossom end. Birds can be a problem, and this variety can be harvested a couple of days early and left to ripen in a warm place indoors, without damaging its quality.

How to prepare:

These are good right off the vine, used as snacks or to accompany sandwiches, soups and pasta.

Minimum 20 Seeds.
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SEEDS Now available!

LIVE PLANT STARTS AVAILABLE IN THE PHOENIX AREA SOON!!

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