Tomato, Cascade Village Blue (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Indigo/Red. 75 days. Indet.
This lovely indigo saladette type tomato holds well on and off the vine, is beautiful, and tastes great, too. Dark purple-skinned, 3 oz globes ripen to red on the bottom, often with an awesome red star shape that forms under the calyx common to indigo tomatoes. Flesh is red, foliage has a nice dark purple tinge. Bred by Tom Wagner of Everett, Washington, from a cross between an indigo type and his famed Green Zebra tomato.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.