Yes Virginia, you can grow a tomato plant with gorgeous, variegated creamy white and green leaves, AND eat the fruit too!
'Variegated' (also known as 'Splash of Cream') is a dream come true for gardeners who are as into variegated leaves as I am. The leaves, stems, and even the green fruit are variegated, although the fruit eventually ripens to solid, tomato red. This is one tomato that you will want to grow in a place of prominence!
I've grown this variety countless times through the years and while variegation can be a fickle thing and is not always guaranteed when it comes from seed, I have never produced a seedling that was not beautifully variegated. I find the variegation is at its best in cooler years or cooler parts of the growing season, but the plant will produce bundles of fruit regardless.
Tomatoes are on the small size: more like a large saladette. The fruit has an unusual, deep tomato flavour. Good for cooked sauces, salsa, and tomato jam, although I have certainly enjoyed it freshly sliced too.
Special Notes: Indeterminate vines. Open-pollinated. Creamy white, and green leaves with red fruit. Great producer. Late-season. About 75 days.
No less than 15 seed per packet.
Seed Starting and Growing: Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
About You Grow Girl Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.