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Tomato 'Mr. Stripey'     

Solanum lycopersicum

Mr. Stripey is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Mr. Stripey'. 'Mr. Stripey' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Cadmium yellow. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Orange-red and   Orange peel. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Fern green colour.

This variety is not to be confused with ‘Tigerella’ which is also sometimes referred to as Mr. Stripey, but is in fact, a separate and distinct variety from this one.


Bi-coloured beefsteak large fruit, reaching up to 1lb each. Yellow flesh with red striping, with a sweet flavour. Regular leaf.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Mr. Stripey is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

United States is believed to be where Mr. Stripey originates from.

Typically, Mr. Stripey Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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How to grow Tomato 'Mr. Stripey'

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  • Medium

Mr. Stripey likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Mr. Stripey is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Mr. Stripey are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Mr. Stripey requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Mr. Stripey from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Mr. Stripey about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Mr. Stripey

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Mr. Stripey is a tender plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Mr. Stripey about 7 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Mr. Stripey

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Tomato 'Mr. Stripey' information

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Mr. Stripey folklore & trivia

Heirloom from mid-Atlantic, came from seeds that Wayne Hilton, the former owner of TT, Shumway, Vt Bean Seed, etc., found in some place in GA.

Latest Tomato 'Mr. Stripey' Reviews

  • 25 Sep 2013

    mpsprengeler mpsprengeler's Tomato 'Mr Stripey' was Reviewed day 179

    Beautiful yellow, orange and pink striped fruit, juicy and flavorful. Plants are very prolific, even if blighted. Fruit goes soft and molds quickly, consume soon after harvest.

    5 stars

  • 07 Jul 2013

    Gardenerd Gardenerd's Tomato 'Mr. Stripey' was Reviewed day 83

    Superb tomato. Grew very well in a 5 gallon bucket as opposed to some smaller varieties grown this season. Large red and yellow striped fruits are sweet with great tomato flavor. Few seeds render this tomato a meat factory. Pest and disease not a large fa

    5 stars

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