These new Indigo Rose black tomatoes
look quite stunning!
I was imagining that they would really be a dark purple, but I must admit this is a really good black colour.
The trouble is.. they are taking ages to ripen. I contacted the seed company Suttons
about this two-tone effect and they informed me that it must have direct sunlight - so remove the lower leaves on the plant.
... which I did weeks ago. These are in full sun, South facing with lower leaves taken off.. apart from growing them upside down, I don't know what to do to ripen the bottom half... just wait I suppose.
Meanwhile these yellow beans from Seeds of Italy
are simply stunning!
These are Meraviglia di Venezia,
a flat, yellow climbing bean that is a really good cropper, it has lovely attractive bright green leaves and they are lovely to look at.
The best thing of all is that there is absolutely no stringiness, fur, or anything fibrous about these at all. They taste wonderful too. Definitely a keeper!
I'm afraid I have found the opposite of these Aeron Vale purple star
runner beans. They ripen to this wonderful purple colour from green.
Even as a young green bean I find these were tough and stringy. I picked a few while they were still quite small and green but there weren't that many.... Still... it's great to experiment with wonderful new varieties!