Red Zebra Tomato
A natural cross between Tom Wagner’s Green Zebra and an unknown parent. Discovered by Jeff Dawson in his California fields and listed in the 2003 Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook. Gorgeous 2½" round fruits are blood-red overlaid with jagged carrot-orange stripes. Top quality uniform strain, very productive. Slightly tart flavor.
- ±9,400 seeds/oz
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Bright red skin with jagged orange stripes
- Round fruits grow to 2½ inches
- Slightly tart flavor
- Very productive
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Amazingly productive plants w/ great flavor
by Jenn N
Amazingly productive plants. Great flavor and great size, we generally grow big heirlooms and having a couple of these plants gives us some good size variety.
Don’t bother growing Red Zebra tomato
I have grown many tomatoes. These looked so interesting thought I’d try them.
They are late and texture is mush. Not tart as was stated in the description. I will not bother to grow them again.