(Indeterminate) 78 days. [Developed 1985 by Tom Wagner.] An unusual and exquisite tomato chosen by Alice Waters for the famous California restaurant Chez Panisse. 3-5 oz fruits ripen to yellow-gold with alternating dark-green zebra-like stripes. Emerald flesh with good flavor. Colorful sliced or in salads. Well branched vines provide good foliage cover and have some resistance to septoria leaf spot. Pkt.
How to Grow: Sow seeds 6 weeks before the last frost date for your area. Plant seed 1/4 in. deep in shallow flats and maintain soil temperature in the range of 75-85 degrees F for good germination. When the seedlings have produced several leaves, transplant to 3 in. pots to promote root growth. After transplanting, keep seedlings at a lower temperature at night, 50-60 degrees F, to promote earlier flowering in some varieties. Day temperatures should rise to 75-85 degrees F to promote rapid growth. Expose plants to light and air currents to harden the plants and to encourage stockiness. Water sparingly, but do not allow the growth to be checked. Fertilize with complete, soluble fertilizer or fish emulsion if leaves become yellow and/ or purple. Keep phosphorous levels high. Too much nitrogen will delay fruiting. For transplanting to the garden, average soil temperature should be 60-65 degrees F.