Green Zebra Tomato pk/20

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SKU TM57-20
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75 days. Solanum lycopersicum. Open Pollinated. Plant produces high yields of 2 to 4 oz bi-colored lime green tomatoes with dark green stripes. The flesh is bright green. It has the rich old-fashioned tomato flavor. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, fried green tomatoes, salsas, stews, and making a delicious green tomato sauce. A favorite tomato of many high class chefs. When the yellow tint appears, it's time to harvest. Crack resistant. Heat tolerant. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. A variety developed by Tom Wagner of Washington State, USA. Indeterminate.

Lot No: FF645

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 36 to 48” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Lycopersicon esculentum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 48"60 - 90 days
Tomato Seed Planting Information:

Tomato plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny spot in your garden. Relocate your tomato plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatoes are between 65 and 85 degrees F. Plant your seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting outside. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. We have tested other Seed Starting Mix and experienced poor germination rates. You may have to special order the Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix from your nursery, as it is hard to find it at many of the large home and garden centers. Do not add any soil, fertilizers, and other chemicals to seed starting material! Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 degrees F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To prevent branches from breaking from the weight of tomatoes, use 5 to 6 ft tall cages. To tie plants to stakes, use soft strips of cloth. Check indeterminate plants regularly, and pinch off suckers and side branches where leaves join the stems. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply mulch and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Work the soil thoroughly before planting. Add well-rotted manure and compost.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatoes when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form. Remove any decayed tomatoes from the plant.

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by on May 11, 2010

Last winter (2009) I picked the remaining three tomatoes before the first frost (surprisingly, this very plant survived the Tucson winter, and has started producing flowers this year). I left these tomatoes on the window sill and they actually started turning pink. I allowed them to continue ripening and they finally reached a beautiful deep crimson color! I cut one at that time to see whether over ripening lessened the quality. To my amazement, the tomato was still firm and quite tasty! I think I will continue to "over-ripen" some of my tomatoes from this variety from now on. What a pleasant surprise!

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by on March 5, 2010

One of my all time favourite tomatoes. I discovered them last year. Grown outdoors last year, and one plant outdoors this year, my 3 indoor plants are producing super abundantly and some really large fruit. Love the flavour though I'm finding the indoor fuit this year get too soft very quickly and I find I must pick at the first sign of yellowing or sooner if ripe to the touch. Highly recommended variety. Great raw in salad or sandwiches also very nice baked or grilled. I'm also freezing some for winter use in soups, stews and casseroles but can't yet comment on their success. Jane, New Zealand

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