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It is believed, that ‘Indian Stripe’ is a strain of ‘Cherokee Purple’ tomato. Variety found by Donna Nelson of Texas, USA, in the garden of Clyde Burson when she visited her relatives in south central Arizona. Mr. Burson lived in the neighborhood and has been growing this tomato ‘for as long as he can remember’. This Variety was known under two names: ‘Indian Stripe’ and ‘Indian Zebra’. Carolyn Male – who obtained seeds drom Donna Nelson and share them with other growers – chose ‘Indian Stripe’ for the name.
Indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce big crops of 10-12 oz., dusky-purple, irregular shaped, slightly flattened beefsteak tomatoes with a big, complex flavors. Produces well in late season coolness. A wonderful sauce tomato, or sandwich tomato. In comparison to ‘Cherokee Purple’, the plant of ‘Indian Stripe’ is more productive, and the fruit are a little bit smaller and brighter in color. Midseason, about 80 days to maturity.