Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Lycopersicon lycopersicum, OSU Blue, Tomato

Common Name: Tomato

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: lycopersicum

Cultivar or Variety: OSU Blue

Characteristics of Plant
For me, early fruits were about as big around as a silver dollar and deep purple on top, where sunlight hit directly. Tomatoes from the same plants were smaller and almost uniformly deep purple by October.
Flavor was slightly acidic and otherwise unremarkable.

Shop seed from these EG member's stores.
Seeds of OSU BLUE can be purchased at
The Seed Cellar Store

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"OSU Blue"
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"OSU BLUE Seedlings"
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"OSU BLUE Tomato"
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"OSU Blue Tomato"
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"OSU Blue Tomato"
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Posted by starlight1153 on Jan 3, 2012 4:18 PM CST:
I have tried OSU BLUE seeds from different folks and have varying tastes among them. I think some of that may be due to what crosses of tomatoes were originally involved.

They do make for a nice novelty plant growing and children seem to love these small cherry -type tomatoes to eat.

I have noticed that the more shade you give them while seedlings the darker and more purplish the foliage is. I generally keep mine shaded until I see the fruits developing and than move to full sun to finish growing and ripening.

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