Green Zebra Tomato is an open-pollinated variety that was created by breeding four heirloom varieties together. This is an indeterminate tomato variety that produces loads of fruits throughout the warm-growing season. The fruits are larger than a traditional cherry tomato, but smaller than a large slicing tomato. Fruits average 3-4 ounces each with a 1.5-2.5″ diameter.
Green Zebra Tomatoes are ready to harvest when the yellow color develops on the green striped background. The fruits are the perfect size for cutting into wedges for salads or fresh pasta dishes. These miniature tomatoes have a light green interior with a crisp, tangy flavor. This is a favorite among chefs due to the size and unique flavor profile.
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Green Zebra Tomato Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 2′
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 75
Disease Resistance: None