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Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Red Zebra'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Zebra
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Orange

Red-orange

Red

Striped

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama

Springdale, Arkansas

Sacramento, California

Urbandale, Iowa

Fort Worth, Texas

Huntington, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 22, 2011, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

First tomato to produce in my garden. Medium fruits in clusters, attractive striped color. Flavor somewhat tart. Seed chambers were large with low ratio of meat to seed pulp.

Positive

On Jul 25, 2005, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew this from seed in 2005 in zone 5a, Iowa. I got the seed from Seed Savers organization. Their website describes this tomato as: "NEW! Gorgeous 2Ĺ" fruits are fire-engine red overlaid with golden yellow stripes. Top quality, extremely uniform strain, very productive. Great sweet flavor. Sure to be a best seller at farmersímarkets. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant."

I have not tasted it yet but will report on it when I do. So far it grows very well and has a lot of fruit on it.

UPDATE: Plants were great producers and I got a lot of fruit from them. The color is just fab for salads and other "fresh" presentations. Taste probably not in my top 10, but very acceptable. Zesty with a hint of sweetness. Not sweet like sungold. Not quite as z... read more