I'm looking for the name (and ideally, seeds) of a type of tomato I ate
in Barcelona a couple of years ago. It was quite large, round, and when
fully ripe, still had areas of green and red flesh. Not striped, but
rounded blotches of colour throughout. Does this ring a bell with
anyone? Googling has got me nowhere.
There seem to be no end of tomato enthusiasts on rec.gardens.edible
so I am crossposting your enquiry there. Maybe someone there knows
about the tomato of which you speak?
Failing that, perhaps posting to a spanish group might work, e.g.,
soc.culture.spanish or whatever it might be called. Google can help you
with the name of the group.
John Savage (news address invalid; keep news replies in newsgroup)
Failing info from growers, you might e-mail some of the specialist
"tomato seed" sites. I just looked a several that had many, many
varieties, but unless you know the name, they'll be hard to find with
Mr. Stripey is one of many. Tigerella is striped, but it's orange and
red. Look at Seed Savers Exchange web site. This web site may have
some green striped varieties: http://www.tomatofest.com/home.html
I've been through a few heirloom tomato categories, but every red and
green variety I have found has been striped. The tomato I'm looking for
is not striped; the variegations in the flesh are in rounded shapes.
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 13:43:43 +0800, @waawa.cx (Lara) wrote:
I looked in Thompson and Morgan catalog and they had a brandywine that
had green and red areas, and I've seen some that have green and red
inside when sliced on some web pages this year. So maybe it may show
up. I've also had some tomatoes, just general run of the mill
tomatoes which were green and red inside and more green outside than
red, and they're much sweeter than they are later when fully ripe.
I was being talked to when I first posted the Mr. Stripey and failed
to read what you'd written above thoroughly. sorry 'bout that.
If you recall where you ate the tomatoes, maybe you can write and
direct your question to the cooks and ask if they know what they are.
Good luck in your search!
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