Green Tiger Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

$4.45

30 seeds
Certified Organic
70 days. Fantastic flavor! We were on the lookout for a green saladette tomato with a flavor to match its brilliant color, and boy did we find it in Green Tiger! Green with yellow-stripes, fruit are 2” long with blushes of red already make this tomato a showstopper, but the taste is what really won us over; sweetness, a mild tang, and hints of citrus swirl together in each bite of this plum-shaped beauty. Like Blush tomato it’s everything you’d want in a saladette, and looks simply stunning with other tomatoes, really bringing out their reds, yellows, and oranges. Skin is firm and crack resistent yet yielding, and the flesh is smooth and juicy. The plant is very productive. It’s a fairly early tomato, as well. Bred by Fred Hempel of Artisan Seeds - Fred has outdone himself once again! Indeterminate type. NN

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years. Regular watering will help to minimize cracking of tomatoes.