Our friend Tom Wagner developed the famous 'Green Zebra' tomato over three decades ago, and it can now be found selling out at farmers markets around the world. We even know a farm named after it! Thankfully for the world, Tom is still breeding tomatoes and potatoes, and this new twist on his classic is an exciting new release. With the same genes for high-anthocyanin content as 'Clackamas Blueberry' and 'Indigo Rose' (which were bred into garden tomatoes by crossing them with wild tomatoes from the Galapagos Islands), 'Blue Green Zebra' fruits look just like the old 'Green Zebra,' but with a blue blush wherever the fruits are kissed by the sun. Once fully ripe, when the fruits are greenish yellow, the blue blush takes on a rusty, inky shade and giving these tomatoes a very unique look. The flavor, however, is very much like the original 'Green Zebra' — and for that we are very thankful. Give this wonderful "new heirloom" a try!
GROWING TIPS: Start seeds indoors in March or early April, transplant outside after danger of last frost. Space plants 16-24 inches apart. They will benefit from a trellis or tomato cage. Full sun preferred.