Zapotec Pleated - Heirloom Tomato
This spectacular scalloped tomato was found in the dry mountains of Mexico, where it's grown by the Zapotec Indians. It's sweet tasting, very ornamental, and it loves dry heat. Heavy yields of sweet 1/2 pound fruits grow on sturdy vines that love the desert.
Zapotec's ruffled shape makes for scalloped slices, very pretty on the plate, and it's terrific hollowed and stuffed. Gorgeous and plentiful, this is a chef's tomato.
Even more important in hot climates, Zapotec thrives in extreme heat and is actually drought-tolerant. Seeds are scarce, but this is a real winner in the Southwest. Indeterminate. 80 days.