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.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

Indigo Rose Tomato is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Highest yields of 12 types I have grown. It produces an overabundance of golf ball sized early tomatoes-maybe 100 per plant. Taste-wise, it is a bit watery. I really loved the plant itself-great to look at.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plants grow very well after getting transplanted. Leaf curl is sort of standard. Very heavy yield on relatively compact plants. Stake well, as the fruit load can bend the main stems. Pretty disease resistant.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My most prolific plant (apart from cherry tomatoes) and very cool looking. The purple/blue/black forms where the sun hits the fruit so there's a varying amount of purple on each one. Plant was slow to get going but once it did it caught up to many others and is still going strong. Most of the blossoms ended up as fruit where as some of my other plants dropped some blossoms. As others have said the tomatoes are roughly golf-ball sized -- close in size to campari tomatoes we've purchased in the store. I don't know if the flavor will be like campari tomatoes. My first Indigo Rose tomato is just starting to turn, and I'm looking forward to trying it! Kind of wondering if these are better if left to get very ripe or better eaten with a little green left on them like some of the purple/black varieties. Will update once I figure it out. Also hoping, like others, that birds and squirrels will be less attracted to these tomatoes. I've already had birds and squirrels go after some of my strawberries and cherry tomatoes, so I'm hoping the purple/black offers some camouflage. So far so good.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my first year planting these tomatoes. They mature later than most cherry tomatoes. The taste is wonderful. I planted my one plant in a large plastic container. I will plant again next year if I can find the plants. I live in Southeast Alabama.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaf curl I bought this from home depot back in spring. The plant is still in its same height as purchased. Few tomatoes blossomed but they are way less than golf ball size. I water and feed regularly but no improvement. I don't won t purchase this plant again and I am experiencing same issue with red beefsteak regarding the size burped describes. Also the tomatoes keep falling off
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is a healthy, sturdy and disease resistant plant. I grew it last year and everybody stopped and asked me about the plant. Some did not believe it was tomato. They looked more like small eggplants. Good yield and taste. Conversation opener if in view of your neighbors.
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it out performed several others last year vs pests and for those who want a more tomato tasting cherry size it was great producer got very large growing at UCI AV community garden.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delicious This tomato is great. it grows well and plentiful, is extremely resilient, and grows clear into the end of he season. they are perfect for sandwiches or snacks.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved these beauties last year!! Awesome sweet bursting in your mouth flavor, the beautiful colors and a very interesting Xmas tree looking plant!! I was so blown away with them, that this year I planted about a dozen each in two different locations in the Los Angeles area. But from the start I had problems, as the leaves started curling. None of the plants would grow to over 18-24", and the plants would die. I'm an experienced life long veggie/and big time tomato gardener, and I saw no presence of pests or diseases at all. I changed watering schedules, etc etc etc, but nothing helped the dying plants. I purchased more plants, but had the same experience. Frustrated I even went to various nurseries to purchase more, but had the same results. As a side note, I even saw that variety with curled leaves at the nurseries, so it wasn't my doing! I talked to nursery people and even a couple master gardeners at Bonnie, but they had no experience with the curling. Out of all the plants this year, only two grew to maturity. Sadly the tomatoes had none of the sweet bursting flavor I experienced last season, as they were rather tart and watery.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This tomato plant produce a large amounts of tomatoes. Before the tomatoe ripen it's a very Bright purple in color .
Date published: 2015-08-26
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