Tomato 'Blue Keyes'

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PACKAGING: Sachet Zip lock 12 - 15 SEEDS

1. Original Name: Blue Keyes.

2. History: Developed by tomato breeder Dean Slater (USA). There is a sister to this variety known as Black Keyes. What is the difference? Blue Keyes tomatoes are red at the flower end while Black Keyes tomatoes are brown. Michael Keyes is a friend these varieties were named after but not the person who bred them as some websites say.

3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. Indeterminate, tall bush, growing up to 6.5 feet (200 cm) tall and even higher. Thick stem, regular leaf. Elongated and thin regular truss, 6-8 fruits per truss.

4. Training Instructions: It can be trained to 3-4 main stems, and staking and pruning are a must.

5. Shape and Weight: Small pear-shaped fruits being thin near the stem and round in the upper part. Weight: 1-1.8 oz. (30-50 g).

6. Color: The main color is dark red with swirls of dark blue anthocyanin turning into olive-green streaks in the upper part. The fruits will turn darker with more sun exposure.

7. Flavor Profile: Very sweet. A fruity tomato flavor. The walls are not thin but the flesh is juicy.

8. Culinary Use: Perfect for fresh salads and canning whole tomatoes. A good choice for sun-drying if you first remove all the seeds using a spoon.

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