Green Zebra tomatoes from 2014 harvest

Green Zebra Tomato

Details

  • Lycopersicon esculentum
  • Open-Pollinated Heirloom
  • Type: determinate
  • Shape: round
  • Color: yellow with green stripes
  • Maturity: 80-90 days
  • Size:
    • 2-4 oz
    • 2″ diameter
  • Yield: “productive plants”
  • Taste: bright, acidic
  • Disease Resistance: ?

Notes:

  • love these tomatoes: cool coloring and taste great
  • shape of the little tomatoes was kind of boxy
  • at first they were hard to tell when to pick, but then I found they actually turn more yellow than green when ripe

Sources:

Results from My Garden:

  • 2010: unknown disease: grey fruit; brown patches on stem; brown inside stem; yellow wilted leaves turned brown; the other one produced steadily through August, then took September off, then started up again in October
  • 2011: wilt killed one plant early in the season, second plant died in September 
  • 2012: wilt killed one in mid-Aug; other plant out-competed (pine tree roots)
  • 2013: wilt killed 1st one mid-June; pulled the 2nd one out in early July (CTV
  • 2014: grafting was a success (non-grafted died mid-season), but rootstock promoted too much vegetative growth rather than fruit; will try other rootstock 2015
 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
2009 SoC seed     12×18″ took longer to ripen good production smaller tomato  
2010 SoC seed  3/7 > 4/23 > 5/15 2-1=1 18×20″ 76 days 43 4 lbs 1-2 oz unknown (yanked 8/22)
2011 SoC seed  3/8 > 4/1 > 4/18 & 4/21 2 18×24″ 100 days 14 1/2 lb < 1 oz wilt
2012 SoC seed 2/19 > 4/15 > 5/14  & 5/30  2 18×24″ 86 days 1 2 oz 2 oz wilt & pine tree roots
2013 TSC start & Wyntour start 5/26 & 6/22  2    ?  1 4 oz 4 oz wilt &CTV
2014 SoC seed  3/8 > 4/15 > 5/15 1 24″
71 days 10 13 oz 1.3 oz  yanked 9/21 (wilt)
DIY graft: SoC seed w/ TSC SuperNatural rootstock 3/8 > 4/5 graft > 4/15 >  5/6 1 24″  79 days 18 2 lbs 1.5 oz  

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