Purple tomatoes

by Elisabeth on Oct. 24th, 2006

Researchers at Oregon State University are changing the standard tomato’s appearance….they developed a purple tomato. The purple colored tomato contains the same compounds (phytochemical) found in blueberries. This compound assists in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease. The new purple tomato could hit grocery stores in the next two years.

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RJ Rider's picture
RJ Rider says:

Where can I buy seed, or plants?

Thanks for your help RJ

posted on Sun, 04/22/2007 - 5:50pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Here is a fairly out-dated page listing some resources for purple tomato seeds. While that information might not be current any longer you might find some people linked up there who can help you find seeds for these tomatoes.

posted on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 12:02pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

that would be interesting.!

posted on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 11:22pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

actually, no, that would just be something new..

posted on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 11:23pm

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