Green Zebra Tomato
Beautiful chartreuse with deep lime-green stripes, very attractive. Flesh is bright green and very rich tasting, sweet with a sharp bite to it (just too good to describe!). A favorite tomato of many high-class chefs, specialty markets, and home gardeners. Green Zebra Tomato is a tomato variety developed in the 1980s that is now considered to be a classic among striped and bi-color tomatoes.
How do you know when a Green Zebra is ripe?
It can be hard to tell. There’s a lot of green! Try these harvesting tips:
- Grasp the tomato gently, feeling for firmness and a slight “give,” much like when a red tomato is ready to pick.
- Look for the Zebra’s light green stripes to turn yellow.
- Watch for bottom of yellow stripes to begin to show a blush color.
- Determine your favorite ripening stage over time If you prefer a more tart flavor, pick Green Zebras sooner. Leave Zebras on the vine if you want them to be sweeter. But be careful – fruit can get mealy if you wait too long to harvest them.