Green Zebra is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Green Zebra'. 'Green Zebra' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Islamic green and Yellow-green.
Tomato ripens to dark green and yellow stripes, it has a sweet taste with a zippy acidity that follows. Regular-leafed plant, needs staking.
Open-pollinated. Main-season standard tomato. 4 to 5 ounce fruit with dark-green stripes on green fruit softening to blushing yellow and emerald green interior. Indeterminate plantsA type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Green Zebra is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.50 metres (8.12 feet). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.
United States is thought to be the country of origin for Green Zebra.
Typically, Green Zebra 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 'Green Zebra'
If you purchase transplants, look for sturdy, short, dark green plants. Avoid plants that are tall, leggy, or yellowish, or have started flowering. Transplants that are too mature often stall after transplanting while younger, smaller plants pass them by, producing earlier and more fruit.
Starting your own plants from seed gives you more choices of which variety to grow. But if you start your own plants, be sure you have a place where they can get enough light. Even a sunny, south-facing window is barely adequate. Consider using a grow light to supplement sunlight.
Don’t start plants too early. Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside. Plant them 1/8 inch deep in sterile seed starting mix in flats or cells. Seeds germinate best at 75 F to 90 F. Then grow transplants at about 70 F.
Don’t rush to transplant, either. Cold soil and air temperatures can stress plants. Wait at least a week or two after the last frost. Nighttime temperatures should be consistently above 45 F. Use black plastic mulch to warm soil and/or row covers, hot caps or other protection to keep plants warm early in the season. Remove covers whenever temperatures exceed 85 F.
Harden off plants before transplanting by reducing water and fertilizer, not by exposing to cold temperatures, which can stress them and stunt growth. Transplants exposed to cold temperatures (60 F to 65 F day and 50 F to 60 F night) are more prone to catfacing.Green Zebra likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Green Zebra 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. As a rough idea of the types of climates Green Zebra does best in, check to see if your local area is within USDA Hardiness Zones 3 and 14. Green Zebra requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 - 6.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.
Growing Green Zebra from seed
Germinates best at 75 F to 90 F. Germinates very slowly at cooler temperatures.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Green Zebra about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Green Zebra
Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Green Zebra is a tender plant.
Harvesting Green Zebra
Tomato 'Green Zebra' information
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it’s green and striped…
Relatively new open-pollinated variety developed by Tom Wagner of Redmond, Washington, USA, and was first offered in his Tater-Mater Seed Catalogue in 1983.
It is often mistakenly called an heirloom, but because of its recent origins, it actually is not.
04 Feb 2013
All seeds geminated, thinned to 2 per cell
23 Dec 2011
Feh, this one wasn’t worth the space in my garden. Too hard to tell when the fruits were ripe, and no great taste whenever they were picked.
16 Oct 2011
Very pretty and made good and interesting looking salsa. One of my daughters favorites. Will grow again. Avg 3-5oz each.
17 Sep 2011
These tomatoes are very attractive and unique with a very good flavor. The flavor is sweet, bright, and refreshing. When ripe, the golden color that emerges under the stripes shows it’s time to enjoy.
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