‘Rebel Starfighter Prime’ stands as a true masterpiece in the world of tomatoes, a creation by breeder Russell Crowe from Fairfax, Vermont, USA. This extraordinary, blue-over-purple heart tomato variety is the result of a cross between ‘Xanadu Picasso’ and ‘Reinhard’s Green Heart’ tomatoes, showcasing the breeder’s artistry in tomato cultivation. Released commercially by ‘Galactic Magic Seeds,’ this tomato variety brings a captivating blend of aesthetics and flavor to the table.
As an indeterminate plant with regular, wispy leaves, this blue-over-purple heart tomato promises a bountiful harvest of medium-to-large, heart-shaped fruits, each weighing between 5-9 ounces (150-250 grams). The distinctive coloring of these tomatoes adds to their allure, with deep red/maroon flesh and anthocyanin-laden shoulders featuring striking green striping that extends from the stem to the blossom end. The visual appeal of this tomato is unparalleled, making it a standout choice for both home gardeners and commercial growers.
Cultivating ‘Rebel Starfighter Prime’ is a rewarding experience, with the midseason variety typically maturing around 80 days after transplant. The plant’s indeterminate nature ensures a prolonged harvesting period, providing a consistent supply of these artistic tomatoes throughout the growing season.
In terms of flavor, ‘Rebel Starfighter Prime’ delivers a deep and rich taste complemented by long-lasting “umami” notes, making it a versatile ingredient in various culinary creations. The savory profile of this tomato adds depth to sauces, stews, and soups, elevating the overall taste of these dishes. Its distinctive color and shape also make it an excellent choice for showcasing in salads or as a focal point in tomato-based appetizers.
Whether you are a tomato enthusiast or a culinary adventurer, ‘Rebel Starfighter Prime’ offers a unique and delightful addition to your garden and kitchen, embodying the creative spirit of its breeder and the wonders of tomato diversity.
Other varieties from the ‘Rebel Starfighter’ series include: ‘Rebel Starfighter VT16’, ‘Rebel Starfighter: Kayleigh Anne’, ‘Rebel Starfighter: Dippers Delight’, ‘Rebel Starfighter: Blane’s Moonlight’, and ‘Rebel Starfighter: Penny Lane’.
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