Tomato, Red Zebra

Solanum lycopersicum
$2.99 to $33.50
SKU: 1317
  • Bright red skin with jagged orange stripes
  • Round fruits grow to 2½ inches
  • Slightly tart flavor
  • Very productive
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 75-80 days from transplant
  • ±9,400 seeds/oz

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Tomato, Red Zebra Description

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 SSE Yearbook. Gorgeous 2½" round fruits are blood-red overlaid with jagged carrot-orange stripes. Top quality uniform strain, very productive. Slightly tart flavor. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant. ±9,400 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.