Tomato, 'Green Zebra'

We used to grow Green Zebra many years ago, but it took Rio’s nudging to put it back on our radar as it’s one of her favorites. Bred by PNW tomato guru Tom Wagner way back in 1983, green zebra was pretty radical when it was released and the 3-4oz fruits quickly became a staple of the specialty “heirloom tomato” market (in spite of its relatively recent introduction). Its combination of yellow/green skin with dark green stripes when ripe was totally unique back then, and its beauty has stood the test of time. Not just a visual novelty, it sports a bright tangy-sweet-fruity flavor and is the perfect size for a striking salad or salsa addition. The interior is practically a source of chartreuse light. Wait until the fruits blush yellow before picking. Indeterminate.
75 days. UO

Packet 30-35 seeds

Product Code: TOM-GZ-pkt

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Growing Info


Sow 4-7 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+F nighttime temps).

Note: Don't start too early or plants will be leggy and root-bound! Tomatoes do well in clay to loam soils. 




18" spacing in rows 5' apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Medium-Heavy. Prefers well-drained, well-balanced fertile soil with a pH between 6.0-7.5. Note that excess Nitrogen will encourage foliage, not fruit! Low calcium and irregular watering will result in blossom end rot.


Row cover may be used for extra warmth and possible earlier fruit set.

Irregular watering can result in blossom end rot.

Plant deeply to encourage healthy root structure.

Indeterminate varieties may benefit from pruning suckers to encourage air flow, plant health, and energy towards plant top and fruit.

Trellis! We really like the Florida weave.