Indigo Cherry Drops is a stunning new cocktail cherry tomato from Oregon State University. The fruit is a purple black colour due to the high anthrocyanin levels, with rosy undersides and deep red flesh. Cherry Drops produces huge yields of 2-2.5 cm fruit with potentially 500-1,000 per plant under ideal conditions. Bred by Dr Jim Myers using traditional plant breeding techniques the colour comes from wild tomatoes found in the Galapagos Islands and Peru. (Cordon)
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings into pots. Remove side-shoots and support the plant.