Green Zebra Tomato
- Sweet zingy flavor
- Very productive
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
Bred by Thomas Wagner of Tater Mater Seeds and introduced in 1983, this variety produces very prolific plants that bear olive-yellow 1½-2½" fruits with deep-green zebra stripes and a sweet, zingy flavor. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant.
Learn to Grow Green Zebra Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Smokey umami knockout
This tomato was a winner in our Los Angeles garden this year. Seeds had almost 100% germination rate, and I ended up giving away extra seedlings to friends.
Plants are prolific, and the flavor is unlike any tomato I've tasted before. The best way I can describe it is a sweet, smokey flavor.
The plants seem to do fine in medium-sized pots. One bush that I have growing out of a pot has over 40 tomatoes, last I counted!
I will definitely be growing this variety next year--Already saving my own seeds to do so!
Want more than a cherry tomato, but not slicers? These are perfect!
So surprised by the rapid growth and taste of this tomato. Germinated by a windowsill in February and plants were a little leggy; worried about their survival. They were the fastest to grow out of 8 varieties. I transferred into the garden on May 4th, zone 6, and they did really well. Perfect seed to flesh ratio and produces great quantities of fruit. I plan on planting these again!
Does Not Crack
by Mr. Tomato Head, Maryland
I am not a good tomato gardener, yet. My plot is hard clay that I have been trying to break up and bring back to life. I've planted Green Zebra for 3 years and it has not let me down. Because I've had blights, I've had blossom end rot, I've had cracking; on all the other varieties I've tried, except for Green Zebra. Steady yield of lemon-sized fruits perfect for salads and sliced on sandwiches. More of a citrus note that your red slicing varieties. I've trained them up a pole and also let them sprawl. If I can grow them, you can grow them.