Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Green Zebra (Solanaceae)
Antioxidant-rich food, prevent cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, lowering cholesterol, support bone health, lower risk of cancer.
Botanical description and occurrence:
Tomato ‘Green Zebra’ is a medium late cultivar (75 days to maturity) bred by Tom Wagner of Everett and introduced in his catalog of Tater Mater Co. in the 1980’s. Plants are cultivated as annuals, their vine is indeterminate, can reach up to 2 m in height. Fruits are amber green with lime-green stripes, flesh is lime-emerald in color that has an invigorating lemon-lime flavor. Fruits are globe, smooth, round, weighed up to 200-300 g.
Why to have the plant in your garden:
Beautiful bicolor fruits with deep lime-green stripes and simultaneous sweet and tangy taste have made this cultivar a favorite with chefs and restauranteurs.
Dr. Andrzej Kalisz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Dr. Jan Mezey, SUA, Nitra (Slovak Republic)
Links to scientific articles (if it is possible):
de Melo A.P.C., Fernandes P.M., Venturoli F., de Melo Silva-Neto C., Neto A.R., 2015. Morphoagronomic characterization of tomato plants and fruit: a multivariate approach. Advances in Agriculture, ID 572321, 6 p.