Indigo Rose Pole Cherry Tomato Seeds


This packet yields approximately 8 plants when started inside.
4.4545454545455 out of 5 stars
(11 reviews)
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'Indigo Rose' was developed by Professor Jim Myers at Oregon State University to include anthocyanins (antioxidants that are beneficial to our health) in the fruits. Its 5' vines require support and produce plentiful 2-ounce fruits in clusters of 6 to 8. You'll find dozens of ways to eat these gorgeous purplish-brown tomatoes with red centers after you taste their balanced, sweet, acidic flavor! Allow fruit to fully ripen on the vine before harvesting. Disease resistant.
$4.29 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Days to Maturity: 80–90 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

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.

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Indigo Rose Pole Cherry Tomato Seeds Reviews

11 reviews

Best tomatoes!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
These tomatoes are so delicious! They are smaller in size, dark on the outside, and red on the inside. So unusual and delicious. I often just pick these right off the plant and eat them! I've chosen this tomato for at least the 4 summers since I first discovered them!
CJ from OH

Uniquely beautiful and tasty addition to your garden space!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 17, 2019
Very unusual tomatoes that start out a beautiful shade of glossy purple and lime green and ripen to a darker matte brown and red shade a little larger than a cherry tomato. Could be grown just for it's ornamental value but it is tasty as well. Will definitely grow again next year.
Belinda from IN

Indigo rose

5 out of 5 stars Jul 22, 2020
Very pleased with this tomato. We have had triple digit temperatures for three weeks now and the indigo rose has kept on producing. Because they are purple, the birds ignore them. Another plus.
Nancy Reeves from TX


5 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2020
Highly recommend these! Beautiful cherry tomatos. All my tomato plants looked odd and stressed this year but they still produced a huge amount of tomatoes and are still going strong. I will be growing these next year for sure.
mteacup from MN

Unusual and Delicious

5 out of 5 stars Jan 13, 2021
These tomatoes are eye-catching and pretty on the vine, and delicious once they ripen. I got a lot of remarks about my "goth" tomatoes when I shared them with friends and family.
KR from CO


5 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2021
These are larger thank a typically cherry tomato. They are absolutely beautiful and grew well this year even through a late frost and a long dry, hot period in our Wisconsin zone 5 area. Don't pick too early, wait until they are dark black with a fading/streaking orange/red. Stunning to look at and my wife says they are red on the inside and tasty. Ours were easy to grow from seed. I have always had good germination with seeds from this company. I highly recommend them.
Matthew from WI

Indigo Rose Pole Cherry

4 out of 5 stars Oct 21, 2021
These were easy to grow and produced lots of tomatoes. Pink flesh. Good taste. The small tomatoes stay on the vine for a long time before ripening. So plant something else to harvest while you wait for these.
Margaret from CO

Indigo tomato

2 out of 5 stars Oct 23, 2021
Grows well in Co. Takes a long time to mature (black skin, red inside) and wasn't great tasting, rather bland. Very interesting color, if you want contrast in salads. Produces well.
Ann from CO

Won't grow again

3 out of 5 stars Feb 21, 2022
These were much larger than a normal cherry tomato and we're so bland even after waiting ages for them to ripen. They were beautiful though and held up well in the Texas heat.
Cassie from TX

A Beautiful Tomato to add to the Rainbow ...

5 out of 5 stars Feb 28, 2022
Chose to try this variety for its Beautiful Color & added nutritional benefits ... Grew these in a trellised container (with additional stake supports) ... did not produce as many tomatoes as I had hoped for ... but still did fairly well (considering had to plant much later in the season than would have liked) ... I Love having a variety of vibrant colors (Tomatoes & Peppers are favorites for having a vast selection) when serving fresh garden veggies to my 5 grandchildren & These Beautiful tomatoes made a wonderful addition (Especially in my Colorful Tomato Cheese Tart/Pie) ... Some grew slightly larger than a ping pong ball .. The flavor was best when allowed to fully ripen on the vine - which was a little tricky because the side that received most direct sun would turn that lovely deep dark color 1st ... So make sure you check both sides before picking - if still mostly green or lighter color on one side - best to be patient & give it just a little more time for both sides to fully ripen ... I will definitely be planting again this year ... Hopefully with a much earlier start & a more bountiful harvest ...
PepperC from TN

every year a hit!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 1, 2022
I've grown these for years now, always a few weeks before hardening them off in April. They are so hardy and vivacious! Beautiful fruit and very prolific!
gloe from CO

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