I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Aunt Rubys German Green DF Tomato
Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato Seeds (80 days)
Sustainably Grown Approx. 25 heirloom seeds
The story of how seeds travel is sometimes amazing. One of our most popular green beefsteak tomatoes has just such a story and without all those involved, we wouldn't be able to bring it to you today.
The story of this tomato starts somewhere in Germany. Where and how we don't know for sure, but reportedly the seed was handed down to Ruby Arnold of Greeneville, TN from her German Immigrant grandfather. It was just another one of those heirloom seeds that was kept alive through a family line. Ruby passed away in 1997, but before she did, Bill Minkey received some seed from Ruby's niece and introduced it to the Seed Savers Exchange in 1993. If any of these people had not been seed savers this tomato would have gone extinct.
Aunt Ruby's German Green easily weigh over a pound and has a sweet, juicy, spicy sometimes fruity flavor. As with many green tomatoes you pick based on feel and not color.
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