- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: indeterminate
- Leaf type: regular leaf
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20
“Blue Wonder” is another mystery tomato variety. The only place I can locate a description is on the vendor’s site from which I purchased the seeds. But the mystery is that the vendor describes this as “similar to Muddy Waters.” The photo shows a red tomato with dark anthocyanin. Muddy Waters is not a red tomato though. I have grown it twice, and each time the flesh has been green-when-ripe (with excellent flavor). In fact, if I had a comparison to make myself, it would be most like Black Beauty. Both Blue Wonder and Black Beauty have very dark plants with anthocyanin on leaves and stems. Both produce red fruits whose flesh you would almost think is chocolate, not red, because of the seeping(?) of anthocyanin into the flesh under the epidermis layer. I did happen to grow Black Beauty side by side with Blue Wonder this season, and Black Beauty consistently has fruits that are larger and more oblate…beefsteaks. Blue Wonder has smooth shoulders, a more globe shape, and fewer locules with thinner walls. So I can say that I do not believe that Blue Wonder is a renamed Black Beauty. They are too different.
But if you do like these inky dark plants and fruits, you might want to try Blue Wonder. It was more productive for me than Black Beauty and did have acceptable flavor and texture. With the proportion of juice to flesh, I wonder what awesome tomato juice could be obtained with a real juicer…one that presses/grinds skin and all. India ink tomato juice? It would be fun to try. A Bloody Mary could be made into a Dirty Mary, with plenty of fresh horseradish.
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