Striped & Bi Colored Fruit
Arguably the fastest growing 'category' in tomato culture, as more people discover the complexity of flavors held within these beautiful fruits. Sweet & tangy, bold & juicy, a true sensory overload - Often hiding a citrusy/pineapple kick... Once upon a time these jewels only came in whopping 2 lb. plus sizes. With a lot of breeding by taste save people, many new smaller fruited varieties- more heat tolerant ??? - are now available. When two colors combine, like with the sweetness of the yellow and the acidity of a red, the flavors are often off the charts !!!
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We are seeing more and more breeding of Striped & Multi-colored fruits, which is great because the flavors are so rich and complex. Students of the tomato game, this is for you!
10 assorted "out there" varieties in all sizes...
Sent along by Brad for us to trial here in Texas - won't you help?
Elongated green-when-ripe cherry.Darker green striping creates a distinctive appearance. Green Tiger has the greenish-yellow flesh color and bold, sweet and acidic flavor typical of green-when-ripe varieties. Great in mixes with the other Artisan tomatoes™; See also - Blush, Pink Tiger, Lucky Tiger
NEW FOR THT in 2013 Delightful little tomatoes are about 2 inches long and shaped like elongated grapes. They start out clear yellow, but later blush with pink streaks, announcing they are ripe and ready to pick. Expect heavy production throughout the season and a fabulous flavor that is sweet, fruity and refreshing. Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm in Cali. developed this truly unique variety.
WOW!!! best description I can give from my '15 trials -
"Seeds from Gary Cass on The Big Island of Hawaii. After growing this and tasting the fruit, we are excited to feature this new variety at TomatoFest. Named by Gary for the colors and striping that look like the lava that flows from Pu'u 'O 'o', the cinder/spatter cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea volcano. Short indeterminate plants that produce 2", round, light orange tomatoes with subtle green and darker orange vertical striping. The inside flesh is a pastel blush of yellow and pink. The tomatoes are juicy and contain complex, intriguing, well-balanced, fruity flavors that invite you into your next bite with a smile on your face. This is a wonderful salad tomato or just for snacking."- & Pic from Tomatofest (C)
Flavor is very good, much like a good bi-color. Sweet with fruity tones. Very meaty, very few seeds. One of the best varieties I have seen for heat tolerance. Very good ability to stay ripe on the vine and stay edible. (sometimes getting better) Excellent post harvest storage ability. (Last night i ate some that were picked 27 days ago and where excellent. This is an amazing variety" Text & photo from WBF (c)
Large Fruited Varieties; 6 oz.+
Ind. 85 days. Also known as "Black Pineapple," with a distinctive, streaked interior that resembles a tie-dye pattern of pink, red, green and yellow. Needs space-regular leaf plants are large and sprawling, but earn their keep with an abundance of large, dark purple fruits averaging up to 1-1/2 lbs. Green-shouldered fruits deliver a complex, hearty tomato taste that's both sweet and rich, with smoky and acidic undertones. Makes a great tomato sauce.
A surprising "Best Seller" last year... I'll double production for '16. Medium-size fruits that are tangerine-orange with purple speckles and blotches on the top half. The purple coloring is the result of anthocyanin pigment in the skin. Weighs 4-10 ounces. Sweet and mild. I grew these here in Boerne a few years back and couldn't stop the production! A rare variety; Diana's is one of the very few seed sources of this fine fruit!!!.