Indigo Rose Tomato
Each stunning fruit is just a little bigger than a golf ball.

Indigo Rose Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit Size: 2 ounces
  • Matures: 70 to 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 3 to 5 feet tall
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

Stock your garden with this eye-catching purple tomato, which develops its beautifully dusky pigment when exposed to direct sunlight. The purple skin boasts high levels of anthocyanins, disease-fighting compounds that help fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and slow the aging process. Inside, fruits offer tasty rouge-tone flesh. Tomatoes are ripe when skin turns from shiny blue-purple to dull purple-brown and the bottoms of the fruits turn from green to red.

Indigo Rose is open-pollinated, and it produces a heavy crop whether planted in pots or a traditional garden. Even though these are more compact than many other indeterminate tomatoes, plants do benefit from staking. Tuck one plant into a 20-inch or larger pot or half whiskey barrel. Plants are resistant to early blight.

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Indigo Rose Tomato is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I live in Provo, Utah where the summers can get very hot. I was looking for tomato plants that were unusual colors to attract less attention from birds. This was such a fun tomato to grow! They started off completely black and then when ripening the black faded to red with a little black on the top. They tasted pretty good and the family really enjoyed them although my yield was not what I wished for but that probably was due to the growing environment and not the fault of the tomato. I grew these for the first time summer 2014 and will be looking for these again at Home Depot to grow this 2015 season. And, the birds did leave them alone!
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i grew these for the first time last summer. it's an amazing plant!! they grew very fast, with a "very different" and interesting structure... almost like a Noble Fir Xmas tree, being stout, with uniformed outstretched limbs. the purple tomatoes hung down like perfectly spaced ornaments. there is lots of fur on the limbs that glistened in the sun. that, and with the heavily laden dark tomatoes, what a very cool looking plant!! the tomatoes where firm snappy skinned, just the way i like them to be. the flesh was firm, yet very juicy with a awesome sweet, extremely flavorful taste. after growing tomatoes all my life and trying hundreds and hundreds of varieties, this has got to be one of my very faves!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved growing these last year! They're gorgeous and we got a decent yield considering the location we grew it. I personally found them to taste like a tomato - tomatoey- but the plant we grew gave us a lot. First wave gave us around 30. They grow like grape tomatoes, and I recommend growing marigolds by them to encourage pests to stay away. They're great for salads, cooking, etc. I made them for soap (yup, homemade lye soap with tomato juice!). Tomatoes are jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamins. :)
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from As other reviewers have said this plant is very cool looking and sturdy and compact. This is the most vigorous, highest yielding, early ripening tomato plant I have ever grown-and for these reasons I will be growing more next season.
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unlike the other 7 varieties of tomatoes I grow in Sac CA, the Indigo was the highest producer, and most vigorous tomato plant I have ever seen. The taste is watered down though. Not bad flavor, not sweet either but I was hoping it would taste like a Kumato. Cherokee Purple surpassed all in flavor dept. although lucky to have 4 tomatoes per plant. Indigo Rose had about 100 golf ball sized fruit.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I planted this variety along with Indigo Blue Berries. The Indigo Rose clusters are quite long and have a good yield, and the manner in which they grow is quite beautiful - they remind me of a grape cluster. The size is quite small (2 oz - the golf ball description above was right on) & the taste is just ok. BUT, at the same time, any fresh tomato is so much better than what you buy in a typical grocery store. When I say the taste is "just ok", I'm comparing it to other varieties that you grow yourself. They seem a little slow to ripen considering the small fruit size. It is highly unlikely that I will grow this variety again. I have found the flavor of the Indigo Blue Berries to be better & they ripen much more quickly, although they are a bit smaller (but keep in mind the Indigo Rose are the size of a golf ball). Next season I will stick with the Indigo Blue Berries. Zone 7 - SW VA
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Champion in novelty cultivar tomato category at the Canadian National Exhibition. 2015 won Judges choice and first place ribbon. Very unique looking tomato, even though "do not touch" signs all over the tables people could not resist to see if they were real! An absolute go to tomato, one that will never let you down. The taste is average but the secret is in the experience of knowing when they are ripe. You will just have to grow them and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed I promise.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I grew these for the summer of 2014. And my favorite part was handing black tomatoes to my friends and families. The look on their faces was priceless seeing a black tomato. The flavor was no different then any other tomato. But I plan on growing them again this year, just for the esthetics.
Date published: 2015-04-23
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