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Green Tiger Tomato

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

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# of seeds per packet: 30 seeds / Certified Organic

Description

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. 

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

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.

Harvest:

Harvest when fully green colored and fruit is somewhat soft when squeezed. Some fruit will also develop a bit of yellow or red blush when ripe.

Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Tomatoes are relatively easy seed-saving crops. They are primarily self-pollinated but may be crossed pollinated by insects when different tomato varieties are planted next to one another. You can just save seed and see what you get! Isolation distance of 10ft will minimize crossing while 150’ is necessary to eliminate it. Always harvest seed from the best plants. It is best, but not totally necessary, to collect seeds from a minimum of 6 plants. Collect ripe tomatoes and cut and squeeze out seeds. See instructions for fermenting seeds. Rinse and dry seeds on a screen or wax paper.

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Description

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. 

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

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.

Harvest:

Harvest when fully green colored and fruit is somewhat soft when squeezed. Some fruit will also develop a bit of yellow or red blush when ripe.

Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Tomatoes are relatively easy seed-saving crops. They are primarily self-pollinated but may be crossed pollinated by insects when different tomato varieties are planted next to one another. You can just save seed and see what you get! Isolation distance of 10ft will minimize crossing while 150’ is necessary to eliminate it. Always harvest seed from the best plants. It is best, but not totally necessary, to collect seeds from a minimum of 6 plants. Collect ripe tomatoes and cut and squeeze out seeds. See instructions for fermenting seeds. Rinse and dry seeds on a screen or wax paper.

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