Woolly Blue Wine
- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: determinate/segregating
- Leaf type: regular leaf
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 10
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
“Woolly Blue Wine” is one of those tomatoes that is plain fun to grow, if you are like me and enjoy the plant itself as well as the fruit. To start with, it is fuzzy. You will see this right away in the wee fuzzy wuzzy tiny seedling. It will grow, and you may want to stroke the bluish, greenish, gray fuzzy leaves. I do.
Interestingly, the fuzz may have a purpose besides just being irresistible to touch. I noticed that my angora-leaves plants did not have trouble with leaf miners or many of the very small insects that bother foliage. Perhaps this was just luck, but it does seem to me that the relative size of a forest of fuzz to an insect must be at least a bit daunting.
The red fruits themselves are small salad sized with perfect globe shapes, with soft fuzz on the skin and startling purple anthocyanin where the sun strikes. The texture is good, not hard or soft, and the flavor is balanced and clean.
The original vendor listed this variety as still segregating, so I will also list it under “developing.” This one is the strongly determinant segregate. The plant topped at 3 feet tall, and set fruit among shortened branches and thick leaves. The determinate form must have abundant sun along with cool temperatures for sufficient anthocyanin to develop on the fruits.
NOTE: Low stock.
5 in stock