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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Schimmeig Striped Hollow'

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: Schimmeig Striped Hollow
Additional cultivar information: (aka Schimmeig Stoo, Striped Cavern, Striped Stuffer)
Hybridized by Tom Wagner

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
4 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive audsrz On May 26, 2011, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

The confusion may be due to the fact that there are TWO striped cavern tomatoes. Both bred by the same man. 'Schimmeig Creg Striped Cavern' has 4-6" fruits while 'Scheimeig Striped Cavern' has 2-4" fruits. Both are OP heirlooms but other than fruit size identical. Regular leaf on both, some may have been crossed with each other by growers not realizing they were two different cultivars.

Neutral Suze_ On Sep 18, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Hybidized by Tom Wagner in the 70's. According to Tom, Schimmeig Stoo means Striped Hollow in the Gaelic/Norse language of his grandfather on his Mom's side.

Neutral mimitho On Feb 18, 2007, mimitho from Sonoma County, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

The fruit is striking with the bell pepper shape and pretty stripes. But like others, I found the flavor to be bland.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 17, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Stuffing type, bright red with orange stripes running down it's sides. Thick walls and hollow seed cavity.

Neutral melody On Jul 30, 2002, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

These hollow tomatoes are shaped just like a bell pepper.The seeds are held under the stem in a ball and when the top is cut off,the seeds come out in a lump,just like a pepper.

I was planning to offer these to an upscale eatery,but they didn't grow uniform in size enough for commercial sales for me.Individual salad portions for bridal luncheons was what I had in mind,but there were too many small ones.

They do make a nice cup for salads and if you can't digest the bell peppers,then they will stuff and bake with your favorite stuffed pepper recipe.

The flavor is bland,but as the cup makes a great container for something else,I feel like that is not quite as important.


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

Roseland, California
Benton, Kentucky
Traverse City, Michigan
Carmel, New York
Vinton, Ohio
Molalla, Oregon

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