Mr. Stripey Heirloom Tomato (Garden Starter Plant)
Heirloom. These huge, beefsteak-type red-and yellow fruits with a high sugar content are delicious and pretty to slice because of the bi-coloring. Although the variety is called Mr. Stripey, don’t expect perfect stripes. This is an heirloom and no two tomatoes are ever the same. The background color of the tomato is yellow to light orange, and the red often appears in little spots that align themselves in stripes radiating from the stem end of the fruit. Indeterminate vines produce through the season; they are vigorous, so use tall cages. Popular in the mid-South and beyond.
Resistant to late blight (LB).
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 12 to 24 oz
- Matures: 80 days
- Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
- Plant size: 8 to 10 feet tall
- Plant type: Indeterminate
* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.