Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 80–90 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: Vines can easily reach 5', possibly longer in areas with exceptionally long growing seasons.
Variety Information: 2-ounce, round fruits that turn purplish-brown with reddish undersides and red flesh. This open-pollinated variety has high resistance to early blight and powdery mildew.
Type: Semi-Determinate, Cherry (Learn more)
Attributes: Disease Resistant
When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ⅛"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"
Row Spacing: 36"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"
Harvesting: 'Indigo Rose' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when purplish-black color turns from bright, shiny purple to dull, brownish purple, and fruit has a slight give when gently squeezed.