Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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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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