Whooly Blue Jay
ahhh....where do I start? Every year, as you all know, I offer new varieties. Some I like, some end up in the compost heap. Whooly Bluejay is here to stay! I am partial to angora type tomatoes anyway, I find the silver fuzz on the plant to be a bonus simply for its beauty. I have also noticed over the years that angora types seem to do well in the high heat. Maybe the overall whiteness of the plant reflects back some of the direct heat? Who knows? Whatever the case, Whooly Bluejay was a winner both in beauty and production. Small to medium size deep bluish tinted fruit seemed to just be non-stop for me and the flavor was great! Under the silver fuzz, the plant was noticeably deep blue or perhaps had a black cast. I think I would not mind having a few of these stuck in my flower bed would not be a bad idea simply for its form. It could also be a neat choice for container growing; strong but not crazy growth along with the novel fuzz would make it a great on the patio- a conversation piece for sure. I sent a lot of these out for free trial to my customers in 2020. I will be anxious to hear back if they like it as well as I did.