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Tomato 'Tigerella'     

Solanum lycopersicum

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'Tigerella' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Tigerella' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Candy apple red and   Burnt orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

A tart flavour, this plant produces red and orange bi-coloured 2" in diameter tomatoes. Very juicy and highly productive plant.

There is a hybrid Tigerella developed in the U.S.A. that is also available on the market in transplant form. This entry is for the original heirloom from England.

The England version of Tigerella is also known as “Mr. Stripey” – not to be confused with the US variety of Mister Stripey (which is a different variety than both Tigerella / Mr. Stripey [England] and Tigerella [US]).

It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual/Perennial, This means that it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Tigerella is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

United Kingdom is believed to be where Tigerella originates from.

Tigerella Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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

How to grow Tigerella

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Needs staking

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tigerella 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Tigerella likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Tigerella from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

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 Tigerella about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tigerella

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

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

Harvesting Tigerella

Fruit will be red with yellow/orange stripes.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Tigerella folklore & trivia

An heirloom from England originally. A cross of Ailsa Craig with an unknown variety, bred by the Glasshouse Research Inst. in England back in the 1930’s.

Other Names for Tomato 'Tigerella'

Mr. Stripey, Mr Stripey

Latest Tomato 'Tigerella' Reviews

  • This is an interesting looking tomato with great flavour… worth the “trouble” of growing from seed yourself or seeking out an heirloom tomato sale in my opinion.

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