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Vegetables, Tomato (Slicing), Zebra - Solanum Lycopersicum

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A most unusual beast in the tomato menagerie, this zebra starts out green with darker green stripes, softening and blushing yellow and apricot when it ripens. It might have remained a mere curiosity, but for its delicious sweet rich flavor. 4–5 oz small-medium fruits are emerald green inside. Perfect exteriors hold up under adverse conditions and don’t crack. Now commonly found in upscale markets. Sometimes incorrectly shows up on lists of heirloom tomatoes, but was developed by Tom Wagner of Tater Mater Seeds in 1985 from four heirlooms. Kent Whealy ranks it in his top ten tomatoes.

Height: Indeterminate

Days to Maturity: 77