Tomato ‘Green Zebra’

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Description

(Lycopersicon esculentum )

Description

Heavy cropping plant with medium sized fruit that have gold and green stripes. Flesh is emerald green with a sweet but tangy flavour. Due to the color and striping it seems to suffer less from birds and insects. Frost Sensitive

Flavours/Food Partners

Fresh tomatoes are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. Can also be blended with more desert type herbs like mint, lemon balm and the fruity sages. If cooking mix with shallots, oregano, basil, garlic and chilli. Partner with any leafy vegetable like lettuce, spinach, mizuna or beetroot leaves and a classic red variety (like Mortgage Lifter) for a great salad.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Like all tomatoes, Green Zebra is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. Serve in salads, sandwiches or lightly fry with golden shallots, garlic chives and fresh Basil Pesto. Tomatoes are also high in Vitamin C and when blended with fresh mint or lemon verbena make an excellent summer drink.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.6 to 1.8 m stake.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when yellow becomes golden.

Herb Attributes

Position Full Sun
Height 1.6m
Width 60cm