Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tomato Tuesday-Clackamas Blueberry

This weeks spotlight is on Clackamas Blueberry. It is an antho variety, which means it has anthocyanin in its genetics. Anthocyanin is what causes the dark blue coloring on the tomato in areas that were exposed to sunlight. There are many new varieties that fit into this category. Last year I grew Indigo Rose. My Clackamas Blueberry plant was extremely prolific and it was one of my first plants I could harvest from. The flavor was better than Indigo Rose. The plants are indeterminate with regular leaves.  The tomatoes are about 1oz. in size and round in shape with some being irregularly shaped. They are very pretty tomatoes and when the stem is removed there is a flower design left behind were there was no sun exposure. This will definitely be a conversation piece in your garden! It is available for sale by many vendors.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Tomato Tuesday post! Stop by next week
to see which variety I will be spotlighting from my 2014 growing season.

1 comment:

  1. I had never heard about anthocyanin or it's effects. Just fascinating.