Giant Zebra Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Organic Non GMO - Vegetable
The Giant Zebra Tomato is an eye-catching and flavorful heirloom tomato variety known for its large, colorful fruit. As the name suggests, these tomatoes are characterized by their striking zebra-like stripes on the skin. They are a favorite among gardeners and chefs for their unique appearance and delicious taste. Giant Zebra Tomatoes are deer-resistant and easy to grow, making them an ideal addition to any garden. With their delicious flavor and bold stripes, these heirloom tomatoes make an impressive presentation for salads, sandwiches, and other recipes. Following these growing instructions will help you cultivate these unique tomatoes successfully.
- Full sun, at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
- They thrive in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8.
- Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area.
- Transplant seedlings into the garden when they have at least two sets of true leaves and all danger of frost has passed.
- Provide support for the tomato plants, such as stakes or cages, to prevent sprawling and ensure good air circulation.
- Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering. Aim to water at the base of the plants to prevent fungal diseases.
- Water early in the day to allow foliage to dry before evening.
- Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or compost at planting time.
- You can feed the plants with additional fertilizer during the growing season.
- Remove the lower leaves of the plant to improve air circulation and reduce the risk of disease.
- Prune any suckers (side shoots) that develop in the leaf axils.
- Monitor for common tomato pests like aphids, hornworms, and whiteflies.
- Be vigilant for diseases like early blight and late blight. Use organic or chemical treatments as needed.
- Giant Zebra Tomatoes are typically ready for harvest 80-90 days after transplanting.
- Harvest when the fruits are fully ripe, and the skin displays its characteristic stripes.
- Store harvested tomatoes at room temperature until fully ripe, then refrigerate to extend freshness.
- Seed Count: 10