- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
The Red Zebra Tomato’s striped fruits will certainly draw attention. Producing heavy yields of bright red tomatoes with orange vertical stripes, Red Zebra could become your go-to variety. Its fruits have a tart, yet excellent flavor and can grow to 2-3 inches in diameter. As an indeterminate tomato, this cultivar will need supporting, but will keep cropping all season long.
Red Zebra Tomato Plant Care
For the tastiest fruits, Red Zebra should be grown in a sheltered spot where it will get 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. To give this plant enough room to thrive and to help prevent disease, plants should be spaced roughly 3 feet apart. Tomatoes are a tender crop and should only be planted outside once the temperature has risen above 60 ºF and all risk of frost is long gone. With its indeterminate habit, any suckers produced should be pinched out at the earliest opportunity.
Growing Red Zebra Tomato Plant
You won’t have to wait too long for its delicious fruits, as they can be ready to harvest in as little as 75 to 90 days depending on the conditions. Red Zebra seeds need warmth to germinate and can be sown indoors around 6-8 weeks before the last frost of spring is due. Growing to a final size of 5-6 feet tall, Red Zebra needs some clear head height to thrive.
When grown in a container, the Red Zebra Tomato requires a minimum pot size of around 18 inches to support its growth. Being a hungry feeder, a rich and fertile compost is recommended.
Watering Red Zebra Tomato Plant
Tomatoes like to be grown in soil that is kept consistently moist, but not overly wet. Container-grown plants must have drainage holes present to allow any excess water to drain away freely.
Feeding Red Zebra Tomato Plant
To encourage this tomato to keep cropping, fertilizer can be added once the first flowers have set. A liquid tomato feed high in potassium should be applied following the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Red Zebra Tomato Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Red Zebra Tomato Plant|
|Other Name(s): Red Zebra Tomato|
|Scientific Name: Tomato 'Red Zebra'|
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