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Tomato 'Mr. Stripey'     

Solanum lycopersicum

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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.

Low acid, high sugar content, indeterminate, open pollinated, heirloom variety that can grow to 5-10 feet tall. Must be caged.

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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Mr. Stripey have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Mr. Stripey

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Must be caged.

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

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

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

Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong roots.

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

Ripe fruit will be yellow with red bottom striping up.

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

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.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Mr. Stripey'

Mister Stripey

Latest Tomato 'Mr. Stripey' Reviews

  • OK. Decent yield of large heirloom-type tomatoes. Beautiful, tasty yellow/pink variegated fruit tends to ripen unevenly; will sometimes be overripe on the bottom yet still green and hard on the top.

    4 stars

    mpsprengeler about growing Tomato 'Mr Stripey'
  • 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

    mpsprengeler about growing Tomato 'Mr Stripey'
  • 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

    Gardenerd about growing Tomato 'Mr. Stripey'

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