Green Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Lansdale, PA (Zone 6B)
Question by jreeser521
April 15, 2005
Is there a specific plant that only produces green tomatoes? If so where and when can I find them available?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2005


Yes, there are a number of heirloom varieties that produce green tomatoes meaning tomatoes that remain green when fully ripe. (Normal tomatoes are green before they ripen to red, orange or whatever their mature color may be.) The variety name usually includes the word green, as might be expected. Here are a few examples of green variety names: Aunt Ruby's German Green, Cherokee Green, Green Grape, Evergreen, Charlie's Green and Dorothy's Green. Green Zebra is striped green. You would find these through heirloom seed suppliers such as:

Tomato Growers Supply

and Seed Savers Exchange which is also offering some green tomato transplants this year in addition to seeds

Your local store may also carry some, you would need to check with them and see.

Enjoy those green tomatoes!

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