Mr. Stripey Heirloom Tomato
Part of the fun of Mr. Stripey is the surprise at harvest time. Fruit varies in color, and the stripes become more prominent as the fruit ages. See the variation on these fruit from our trial garden.

Mr. Stripey Heirloom Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 12 to 24 oz
  • Matures: 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 8 to 10 feet tall
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

Heirloom. These huge, beefsteak-type red-and yellow fruits with a high sugar content are delicious and pretty to slice because of the bi-coloring. Although the variety is called Mr. Stripey, don’t expect perfect stripes. This is an heirloom and no two tomatoes are ever the same. The background color of the tomato is yellow to light orange, and the red often appears in little spots that align themselves in stripes radiating from the stem end of the fruit. Indeterminate vines produce through the season; they are vigorous, so use tall cages. Popular in the mid-South and beyond.

Resistant to late blight (LB).

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Mr. Stripey Heirloom Tomato is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did okay in Houston First time growing - plant was large and vigorous. Lots of tomatoes. Flavor was superb and my description of the texture is "creamy". As much as I liked the flavor, I may not grow it next year because I had issues with splitting. Well, now that I think about it, I probably will give this one another try next year.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Succulent, Juicy, Sweet, Pretty Heirloom Tomatoes! Been growing Mr. Stripey heirloom tomatoes for years now. Mr. Stripey & Cherokee Tomatoes were my intro to heirlooms. Love both of their complex, sweet, & dynamic flavors. Give them a rich soil & compost mixture, slow-release 10-15-12 organic fertilzer, some epsom salt, & mulch w/ mini pine nuggets. Pinch certain suckers, and prune from the bottom as plants grow up. Stake and cage strongly, because they can get 10 feet high. Yields from 16 to 25 large to medium-large orange & red striped tomatoes. Juicy, Sweet, Low Acid, & Meant To Be Enjoyed Raw!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kid approved! We absolutely love Mr Stripey. I only plant one per year and some years the plant doesn't do as well. But we love the fruit so much we keep planting one every year. The kids love the taste and the color variation. The plant is HUGE - almost tree like looking.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did I get a dud? I bought this plant at home depot and I just haven't been impressed. My tomatoes aren't striped like the picture. Some do have a bit of red on the bottom and yellow at the top, but most are just yellow colored. The flavor is ok, not as good as Park's Whopper and Cherokee Purple that I'm also growing this year. These tomatoes have cracked terribly and half the vine died. The surviving part of the vine has no blossoms and only a couple of small green fruits, so I pulled it out today and replaced it with a Matt's Wild Cherry that I've been growing in a pot.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worried about Mr. Stripey For years I have been growing/harvesting wonderful tomatoes of all varieties with great success. This is my first experience with Mr. Stripey. After one month all plants are growing nice and healthy, all except Mr. Stripey. He seemed to start out well and was growing at the same rate as all other surrounding tomatoes. About one week ago his leaves began to curl and look dry even though this plant is being watered and cared for exactly as all my other heirlooms. This is the very first time I have a plant that is not happy in my garden. I've researched growing this specific type tomato and I've done everything suggested. I don't know what else to do. Apparently Mr. Stripey is not a good fit for my garden. Sadly I must give Mr. Stripey a rating of "poor".
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice color but verys year to year I am in love with this type! I plant them every year now. The flavor is great, I love the texture and they are beautiful sliced. The tomatoes are late but worth it, they seem to do well in less cultivated areas and with less work. not a huge producer but, diamonds :') I don't want to rate this one down for it's yield so I wont. if you try it, I'm sure you will like it. produces better/more then my plum plats with the same care/disrregard, they seem to be pest resistant.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't skip this one Since I grew this in a container in my city postage stamp yard, the tomatoes weren't huge, but I did get a decent yield of medium-sized fruit. Not as prone to cracking as some others I've grown. The taste is just fantastic. One of the best tasting tomatoes I've ever had. I look forward to when I have an actual yard with real soil to grow more of these!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing taste I purchased this when I lived in Colorado, it was slow to set fruit but when it did it was a lot. Now moved to texas, it is rare if at all I find this plant. I miss it, as a star in my garden. Meaty and sweet not too much acid very large pretty fruit.
Date published: 2017-02-13
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