Tomato – Berkeley Tie Dye

A Pink/Green striped small Beefsteak, Open Pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants

Description

We grew this for the first time in 2017.

According to the web, this is a stable cross which appeared in a patch of Beauty King tomatoes in 1999. The general consensus is that the fruit are striped with a range of colours (green, pink, orange, yellow) being quoted. Ours were pink/green striped with pink/green flesh. The flesh is somewhat similar to Ananas Noire but the fruit colour is pinker and the fruit overall are smaller.

They were very soft and thin-skinned and split easily when picked (maybe we let them get over-ripe). As to taste, they were nothing special but they were very juicy and good for cooking.

I have a feeling, judging from the very varied comments about this tomato around the web that it is not completely stable and may be affected by the weather.

I don’t know whether we will grow it again.

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Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Flat/Round
  • Fruit Size: Small Beefsteak
  • Fruit Colour: Pink/Green Stripe
  • Flesh Colour: Pink
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid/Late (65+ days)
  • Taste: Sweet/Mild
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
  • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
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  • Our Source: Seed Swap 2016

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