Tomato, Green Bumble Bee (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Green Striped Cherry. 75 days. Indet.
Large, oblong cherry tomatoes are green with dark purple stripes – similar to a cherry version of the legendary Green Zebra. When mixed in a pint with our other two bumble bee varieties, Pink Bumble Bee and Purple Bumble Bee, it offers great complementary color and flavor. Nice firm texture lends some split resistance. Sweet balanced flavor. Inverse coloration selected out of Purple Bumble Bee by Tatiana Kouchnareva, the creator of Tatiana’s TOMATObase, in British Columbia, Canada.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.