Each year in my kitchen garden I like to try to grow a different variety of vegetable. This year I chose to try out green zebra tomatoes. As well as going through a really hot and humid summer, my garden went through a lot of neglect this year. I had knee replacement surgery at the beginning of July so basically the plants were left to grow on their own. My husband did the watering, but I rarely got down the deck stairs to tend to the weeds or the thinning out or the snipping away of dead leaves etc.
But through all that the tomatoes and beans grew really well. I only grew two types of veggies as they are the ones that can basically take care of themselves and still yield a good crop. The beans did fantastic and hubby picked them through out the season and we enjoyed the taste of homegrown beans.
The green zebra tomatoes did well and were in a container that I could see from the deck. They weren’t an overly big tomato, not sure if it was because they were in a container, the excess heat or the lack of having those sucker shoots nipped out.
The tomato was green with yellowish stripes or markings, hence its name. The colour made it a bit difficult to decide if it was really for picking. We felt them a lot to feel for softness and the darker stripes turned a lighter yellow when ready. They sliced really well and were very tasty and juicy.
As well as the green zebra tomatoes I grew yellow pear tomatoes and red tiny toms which gave us a great crop.
This is a type of tomato I would certainly consider growing another year. Have you grown any varieties of green tomatoes?
I have also neglected the gardener side of my website this year as I just haven’t been able to get out and document the plants with my camera but there is still lots of good information from previous years. But lots of crafting has been going on.
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