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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Old German Tomato Seeds
Old German Tomato Seeds (75 days)
Sustainably Grown Approx. 25 heirloom seeds
Indeterminate vines with potato leaves. Old German is a Mennonite family heirloom from the Shenandoah Valley of Virgina. First introduced to the seed trade in 1985 by Seed Savers Exchange.
Old German produces large, and I do mean large fruits, weighing up to 2lbs. We even had some close to 3lbs! Its color is red-yellow or any stunning combination thereof. Think of a sunset in the Bahamas! Cut them open and the flesh is red-orange. Just amazing.
It goes without saying that Old German must be staked! A few of these suckers hanging on the vine without support and the whole plant will be on the ground. Even regular steel cages were no match, as they seemed to crumple under the weight.
California Grown Heirloom Seed Kind of started producing early here for a beefsteak, but hit its zenith when the hot summer days came like all the rest. Not as productive as Striped German, but still a good haul.