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GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

I bought some tomatoes called Sweet Emerald from Tesco yesterday. They don't change colour but stay green. I tried one and it was just like eating a ripe red tomato. I've saved some seed to try growing plants, but I wondered if anyone had actually grown them from seed?


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Those seeds may not come 'true'. I don't believe the plants would be any trickier than red toms, but I would buy proper seed for them.image

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    We're going to try them and then if nothing comes from them, buy seed instead.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    They're bound to be F1 so they won't grow true to type. There's also every chance they're a proprietary brand so seeds might not be available. A quick Google doesn't reveal any seed sources. Regardless, there are quite a few ripe-when-green varieties in circulation so alternatives wouldn't be difficult to find.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Green-when-ripe varieties are popular in the US, too. The Cherokee varieties - Purple and Chocolate - have a sister, Cherokee Green. Delicious. There are many others, including cherries. The only trick is judging the ripeness. You have to work by feel.

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    Make green chutney

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
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