Tomato Black Zebra

A stripy black standard sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.


One of the crosses (accidental or deliberate) of Green Zebra this was introduced in around 2000. It looks nice both on the plant and in a salad but the cross with Green Zebra has muted the rich flavours common in a black tomato. In common with Green Zebra it is also quite hard to skin.

We have (so far) only grown this in 2014 when it didn’t crop particularly well (only about 10 fruit) so it doesn’t raise itself to the top of a list for growing again. However, at some stage it has to come back to the top. We have saved our own seed but there is a possibility that it will cross with other varieties.

Unripe Black Zebra
Black Zebra on plant
Black Zebra

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round/Pointed
  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Fruit Colour: Black/Red Stripe
  • Flesh Colour: Dark
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated?
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid
  • Taste: Average/Rich
  • Fruit per Truss: 2-6
  • Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
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  • Our Source: Heritage Harvested Seed

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