The June Tomato of the Month is the Mr. Stripey heirloom tomato. Mr. Stripey is also sometimes called 'Tigerella'. Mr. Stripey is an indeterminate tomato that can grow to a height of almost 9 feet and produces fruit that weighs over one pound.
The fruit is typically reddish-yellow with distinctive vertical yellow and red stripes, which is where it gets its name.
The fruits are mostly more yellow on top, near the stem, but more reddish on the blossom end. Mr. Stripey tomatoes are considered to be in the Beefsteak family.
Mr. Stripey has a sweet, mild flavor that makes it perfect for sandwiches, salads and mixed with basil for a wonderful pasta sauce. The fruit matures in about 56 days and the plants feature small, dark green leaves.
The Mr. Stripey Heirloom tomato is a perfect addition to many vegetable gardens for the tomato lover.Discuss in our forums