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  • OT: Indigo Rose

    These are the prettiest tomatoes I've ever seen...and they aren't even ripe yet.
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    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

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    Yes Frank. They are beautiful tomatoes.
    Wait until the lower body start to turn red...Here it is a beacon that calls all mockingbirds.
    jimmie aka JD | tallahassee.fl | zone.8b | davistating.eBay

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    • #3
      Nice tomatoes. Very unusual
      Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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      • #4
        Nice, I just planted Indigo Apple.
        https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
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        Zone 6

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        • #5
          We got some through our co-op before. They were definitely cool looking. I preferred the taste of other varieties though. The regular red, yellow, and orange varieties tasted more tomato-ey to me.
          Johnny
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          • #6
            I never met a tomato that I didn't like until I grew an Indigo Rose in 2014. None of mine had any flavor at all.

            Very disappointing,considering their colorful skin.

            I hope your IR tomatoes turn out better.
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            Barry
            NE GA ,Zone 7b Low Temperature of 4F in 2015,17F in 2016,17F in 2017,6F in 2018,17F in 2019

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            • #7
              What a shame! It is more of an ornamental, then Good thing I only have one plant.
              Frank Tallahasee 8B
              North Florida Figs

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              • #8
                I grew them last year, and found they were tasty, but took forever to ripen. If there's green anywhere on the fruit - leave it on the vine.
                Fig & Blackberry Farmer in Sunol, CA.

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                • #9
                  I agree with many of the above comments - I grew them last year and they were virtually flavorless. Productive, yes. Interesting. Supposedly higher in certain healthy stuff. But no flavor.
                  Arne - Northern NJ - Zone 6A

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                  • #10
                    You do have to leave them on the vine at least 3 days after they look fully ripe. Which means critter protection. I'm growing them this year also.
                    Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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                    • #11
                      I was going to try them this year, but after reading all the disapointing reviews last fall and winter I decided not to. I decided to give Carbon another try instead. I tried Carbon a few years ago and it wasn't bad, but it was in a year that my tomato plants were rotated to next to the fence and didn't get as much sun from all angles; so flavor was down on all varieties.
                      Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                      Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FMD View Post
                        These are the prettiest tomatoes I've ever seen...and they aren't even ripe yet.
                        I have the indigo apple,cherry and rose going and the amber cherry too.The more sun the fruit gets the better the color.They don't have the best taste but go great in a salad with other toms to balence all out.

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                        • #13
                          I sure wanted them to taste good.

                          I tried them at different levels of ripeness.IMO they were just edible if I used salt,black pepper,and hot pepper vinegar on them.

                          I think that I finally withheld it's water ration once it was clear that it was a dud in the taste category.
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                          Barry
                          NE GA ,Zone 7b Low Temperature of 4F in 2015,17F in 2016,17F in 2017,6F in 2018,17F in 2019

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