Green Zebra Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

San Antonio, TX
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Question by siyathe
October 31, 1998
Was in a local grocery store a week ago and found a little green tomato called a Green Zebra. They told me at the store it was mainly used for decoration on food trays. It doesn`t have a bad taste at all but what else can you do with them?

Answer from NGA
October 31, 1998
Horror of horrors! Those folks at the store are selling our little green striped friends way short. I have grown Green Zebra in Texas for several years and find them to be a great tomato. They are fairly disease resistant, very tasty and quite novel...certainly more than just a decoration! You can use them any way you would use any other tomato variety as they are a true tomato.

Next summer grow your own and you will become a fan, I'm sure. Let the areas between the dark green stripes start to turn orange before picking them. That's when they are getting good and ripe.

Thanks for the question!

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