Tomato 'Black Zebra'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: Black Zebra
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dawson's Black Zebra)
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

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:

Green

Red

Black

Striped

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Springdale, Arkansas

Wildomar, California

Clarksville, Indiana

Lawrence, Kansas

Portland, Maine

Boston, Massachusetts

Traverse City, Michigan

Campbell Hall, New York

Syracuse, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 18, 2014, Onhawaiiantime from Syracuse, UT wrote:

I grew this tomato in northern Utah in 2013. It grew well and was in the mid-range of productivity of the plants I grew. It was flavorful. Everyone who tried it loved the taste. When asking my children which of the 8 tomato varieties we grew last year to do again this year, all 3 separately stated the Black Zebra.

Positive

On Apr 2, 2010, Fred_in_Maine from Portland, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

My first black tomato. Flavor is mildly smokey. Did well in my Zone 5. A beautiful tomato.

Positive

On Aug 20, 2009, SoCalGrower12 from Wildomar, CA wrote:

This was one of my most prolific tomatoes this year. The plants were resistant to disease, did well in the hot, dry Southern California climate, and (along with my Green Zebras) outproduced all of my other varieties except the hybrids (Early Girl, Better Boy).

Love the flavor, and will definitely be growing these troopers next year!

Neutral

On Mar 8, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Round 1.5" to 2" fruits with tender, deep dark red skin with vertical dark green and mahogany streaks.

Positive

On Feb 5, 2006, MichaelBates from Lawrence, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

Great smokey flavor with a deep mahogany flesh.

Neutral

On Oct 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A coloful dark version of the Green Zebra.

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