What are the pros? Distinctive, unusual fruit
What are the cons? Takes forever to ripen
My Indigo Apples grew easily from seed, and were one of the first plants to begin bearing fruit. However, they were also one of the very last to begin ripening (110 days).
Their unusual color always draws many questions & comments from other gardens in my community garden. The fruit size range from slightly bigger than a ping pong ball all the way up to about a baseball, with some fluting on the larger specimens. The color is fantastic, a rich dark purple wherever sunlight has hit the fruit, and a perfect, dark pink, meaty interior.
Based on the fruit's coloring, I was expecting a far lusher flavor. The flavor is good, very nice; and since it's not very juicy, it's a good slicer for sandwiches. A touch of salt makes the flavor more distinctive. I am going to try a few of these in my dehydrator to see how they work as 'sundried' tomatoes.
The yield so far has been small (1-2/week), but seems to be bearing more fruit as the end of summer approaches.
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