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Indigo Striped Plum Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Plum Indigo Striped Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum): "Indigo" tomatoes are a set of heirloom ecotypes that, no matter of their interesting features, have had little success in Italy, including all those blue and black tomatoes, often stripped. First of all, they are the richest in anthocyanins with consequently antioxidant properties, in fact, in order to develop their unique properties, they need full sun exposure. The Plum Indigo Striped is a particular tomato in many ways, to start, its colour varies during the ripening stages: lavender and purple stripes, which turn into a very bright olive green, to then become red, brown and blue, it all happens over a base that goes from green, to yellow, to orange. Due to its acidic and complex taste, it’s perfect for raw consumption; Also, thanks to its compact, firm, consistency it can be combined with different dishes for unusual, extraordinary new creations. Due to its great productivity, it is a "coppery" tomato, that is, it produces in clusters, while the word Plum indicates the shape, similar to the fruit (plum).
Concerning its aerial part, it is not abundant: since its foliar apparatus is not very vigorous, it is less exposed to fungal diseases such as downy mildew and powdery mildew. Its conservation is longer, which makes it suitable for commercial activities; it can be kept longer in both, the plant and after harvest. Tomatoes will be ready in 60 days transplant and will not exceed 60 grams of weight. Undetermined.