Red Zebra Heirloom Tomatoes
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Red Zebra tomatoes have a unique striped bi-colored outer skin that is overall cherry-red in color with light yellow-orange streaks. They are round and uniform in shape, and they grow to be about two to three inches when matured. The inner flesh of the Red Zebra is darker red in color and is very juicy, offering a mild acidity and a delicious sweet-tart tomato flavor. Red Zebra tomato plants are indeterminate, meaning that they set fruit throughout the season along tall vines that need to be staked, not only due to the plant’s large size but also because of its high yields of the beautiful fruit.
Red Zebra tomatoes are available in the summer months.
Red Zebra tomatoes are scientifically known as Solanum lycopersicum, formerly Lycopersicon esculentum. Red Zebra is a chance offspring of one of the first marketed “green when ripe” tomatoes, the green zebra, which was developed in 1980 by Tom Wagner. Red Zebra is also the parent variety of the created heirloom, red lightning, which boasts the same yellow streaks as its parent.