Red Zebra Tomato
Red Zebra Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) This beauty was initially discovered by Jeff Dawson in his California fields and first listed in the 2003 Seed Savers Exchange catalogue. It is a open-pollinated cross with Green Zebra and another unknown parent. Striking medium sized round fruits are deep red with bright, orange lightning bolt-like striping. A slightly acidic flavoured fruit on very prolific indeterminate vines. We acquired our seed from a tomato enthusiast near Yarmouth NS, who purchased his initial seeds from SSE quite a few years ago. We are quite pleased with their response on our field trials and particularly in the greenhouse environment.
73 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors.