'Striped Diana' is a gorgeous, richly flavoured, deep red Italian open-pollinated tomato with dark green stripes. It produces large clusters of egg-shaped, saladette-sized fruit. I like to slice it in half and dry it in my dehydrator (or the oven on low) and drizzle it in olive oil with a hint of salt. YUM!
I don't know the "real" name of this variety or if it even has one. 'Striped Diana' is a name I assigned it, a nod to its striped skin and the store where I bought it, an Italian greengrocer in my neighbourhood. This store often brings in produce from Puglia, and I’ve had access to some interesting heirloom Italian foodstuffs as a result. I loved the flavor and beauty of this small tomato so much that I decided to grow it out in my garden. I’ve been growing it ever since and I think you’ll like it as much as I do.
The plant has beautiful, lacy leaves and shorter, wispy stems that look more delicate than other indeterminate varieties (technically I would classify it is a semi-determinate). However, growth is still vigorous and will require staking. I've had great success growing it in an x-large 16” pot (deep and wide) as well as in the ground. Days to harvest comes in around 70 days and continues producing straight through to the frost so you'll be sure to get some unripe fruit at the end of the season that you can pickle or roast in the oven.
Semi/Indeterminate vines. Deep red with dark green stripes. Great for drying or sauce! Can be grown in an x-large container. Open-pollinated. Mid-season. Approximately 70 days.
No less than 25 seed per packet. [Please note that the number of seeds per package varies with each variety and is dependant on stock. Some varieties produce less seed than others so I adjust accordingly.]
Grown and harvested in the 2016 gardening season.
Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
About My Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens. More about my seeds can be found in the About section.
Gayla Trail is the creator of YouGrowGirl.com, the hit community for enthusiastic gardeners, where she has spent almost two decades sharing her experiences growing in whatever space she had available. Gayla is a respected, internationally recognized garden authority and the author of books on growing in difficult, urban spaces: You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces, and Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces (translated into three additional languages). Her fifth book, Grow Curious: Creative Activities to Cultivate Joy, Wonder, and Discovery is out now.
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All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. I DO NOT sell genetically modified products! Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.