‘Cream of the Crop™ – Purple Zebra F1 Hybrid’ is a charming striped saladette tomato developed by the Cream of the Crop™* breeding program and honored as a 2022 AAS Award Winner**. This indeterminate, regular-leaf plant produces round, deep mahogany-red saladette fruits weighing 3-4 oz./85-113 g. The tomatoes boast a rich and flavorful umami balance, coupled with a moderately firm texture and thin skin—making them an excellent choice for those with a sweet tooth. With a maturity period of 70-85 days, these fruits resist cracking and various diseases, including ToMV, Verticillium Wilt Va/Vd, Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Leaf Mold A-E, Late Blight PH2/PH3, TYLCV, and TSWV. Experts in the field recognize it as a fruit with strong market potential for farmers’ market growers.
*Cream of the Crop™ Tomatoes is a collaborative effort between A.P. Whaley Seed Company and Frogsleap Farm, focused on developing tomatoes with superior quality, extended shelf life, disease resistance, and exceptional flavor.
Other tomatoes from this breeding program include: Tropical Sunset, Copper Beauty, Apricot Zebra, Pink Champagne, Prairie Fire, Beefy Red, Beefy Purple, Plum Drop F1, Raspberry Drop F1, Sunset Torch F1, Sparky XSL F1, Red Torch F1, Bronze Torch.