A Pink/Green striped small Beefsteak, Open Pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants
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.
- 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
- Our Source: Seed Swap 2016