Last season the taste explosion of the Pink Berkeley Tie Dye impressed us, so this year we just had to try the green side of the Tie Dye’s. An entanglement of flavors, a hint of sweetness at the beginning of a bite, moving through to a lightly tart, savory side with a salty edge. The exterior is a burnt orange shade with metallic green stripes that encompasses the round to oblate, 8-16 oz fruit. The tricolored interior is succulent and meaty with green, red, and a little creamy yellow swirling shades. 25 seeds
Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.
Harvest- When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.
Tips-Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.