Say hello to one of my NEW favorites! This is an Indigo Kumquat Tomato.
It's a orange fruit with dark indigo-colored shoulders. Very sweet flavor with a surprising, tart kick of acidity. It requires minimal pruning and yields well, even in unfavorable conditions. Stunning combined in mixed quarts with Indigo Cherry Drops or with other grape or cherry varieties, but unique enough to offer alone and brand by name. Harvest when background color fills in uniformly orange and fruits begin to soften. Indigo color is derived from anthocyanin, a known antioxidant.
What is an Indigo Cherry Drop? I'm so glad you asked...Indigo Cherry Drops has striking dark-blue anthocyanin coloration over red flesh. The plant habit is much improved, from the small semi-determinate of Indigo Rose to a vigorous indeterminate.
These are 2 little gems that were calling to me yesterday at The Busti Apple Festival. I believe this is the 4th year my parents and I have sold our Wildtree products outside of this event in a friends front yard. If you have been reading my blog for a while you might remember the apple that was as big as my Dad's face 2 years ago!
A co-worker brought some Jackfruit in this morning and of course I am gobbling it up! Oddly this is the first time I have had fresh and whole Jackfruit. I have had frozen, freeze-dried, and BBQ-ed/Packaged before.
I'm probably going to eat a lot of it raw but might try and do a curry dish with the more fiber-eque parts.
What unique fruits have you been eating lately?