Medium sized red/yellow striped open pollinated/heritage tomato on indeterminate plants.
Tigerella is a sweet flavoured, mid-sized (2 – 4oz) red and yellow striped tomato. Well established, it has nonetheless kept its place in our greenhouses because of its excellent taste and reliable, high cropping.
It was developed in the UK by Dr Lewis Darby as a cross between Ailsa Craig and another(unknown) variety in the 1950s/60s (hence the question about open pollinated/heritage). Its sometimes known as Mr Stripey but there are other different tomatoes also known as Mr Stripey. I get the impression that Darby Striped was developed before Tigerella but was less commercially successful. Personally I think Darby Striped has a better flavour.
The indeterminate, regular-leafed plant produces fruit halfway through the season and complements the other standard varieties with its subtle colours of yellow and red.
Whilst it has an excellent flavour and one that we try to grow, we’ve found that Red Zebra probably just edges it out in terms of both productivity and flavour – difficult choice.
- Fruit Type: Standard
- Fruit Shape: Round
- Fruit Size: 2-4 oz
- Fruit Colour: Red/Yellow Stripe
- Flesh Colour: Red
- Plant Type: Indeterminate
- Seed Type: Heritage/Open Pollinated
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Time to Ripe: Mid (75-85 days)
- Taste: Sweet
- Fruit per Truss: 6-10
- Truss Spacing: 15-18 inches
- Alternatives: Darby Striped, Red Zebra
- Our Source: T&M
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