Indigo color means terrific antioxidant content
Days to Maturity: 68 from transplant
All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2017
Have you grown an indigo tomato yet? For many of us, Midnight Snack Hybrid introduces a whole new look for tomatoes—rich, glossy violet to black coloring. But even more important, indigo tomatoes are packed with much higher levels of antioxidants, making them the absolute healthiest and most disease fighting varieties you can grow. Talk about a win-win!
This tomato turns black because it is high in anthocyanin pigments, the same pigment that turns blueberries (another antioxidant powerhouse) blue. Just 1? inches in diameter and weighing half an ounce, these snack-size cherry tomatoes are nutritional powerhouses. What luck that they also taste so good, packed with meaty, juicy tomato tang.
And you will get plenty of opportunity to sample Midnight Snack, because the yields are huge on tall, wide, sprawling indeterminate plants that keep bearing heavily all summer long. Expect far more than 100 fruits per plant—Midnight Snack is more like a binge.
Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 3 to 4 feet apart. Wait for the fruits to begin turning purple and black to harvest—that’s when the nutrition is at its peak.
(P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Variety:Midnight Snack Hybrid
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set:Indeterminate
Days to Maturity:68
Seeds Per Pack:10
Plant Height:5 ft – 6 ft
Plant Width:3 ft – 4 ft
Additional Characteristics:Award Winner,?Edible
Harvest Season:Early Summer,?Late Summer,?Mid Summer
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Heat Tolerant,?Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy
Uses:Beds,?Cuisine,?Outdoor,?Vines and Climbers