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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 a 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, due to develop all these properties, hey love full sun. The Plum Indigo Striped is a particular tomato in many ways, not least, the beautiful color that varies during the ripening stages: lavender and purple stripes, which turn into a very bright olive green, red and brown and blue, at the base, it goes from green to yellow to orange. Due to the acidulous and complex flavor is perfect for raw consumption, thanks also to the compact and not very watery consistency, it can be combined with different dishes for unusual, extraordinary experiments. Due to its great productivity, it is a "coppery" tomato, that is, it produces in clusters, while the word Plum indicates the shape that resembles a plum. For the poorly developed aerial part: thanks to the not very vigorous foliar apparatus it is less exposed to fungal diseases such as downy mildew and powdery mildew. Due to the great conservation that makes it suitable for trade, it can be kept for a long time both on the plant and harvested. Tomatoes will be ready in 60 days from the transplant and will not exceed 60 grams of weight. Undetermined.