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Aunt Rubys German Green Tomato (Heirloom, 80 Days)

5 reviews

Heirloom. The green fruit become amber tinged when fully ripe. Slices are lime green, resembling a sliced kiwi, and the flavor is terrific, spicy and sweet. Fruits are 5 inches by 4 inches and many weigh over a pound. This one is great! 25 seeds.

25 seeds


Solanum lycopersicum


Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost. Provide 75-80ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling or use the 20 Row seedling flat, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings get their 3rd set of leaves. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant out after last frost. Space 24-36" apart

Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after last frost. 

Harvest: When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.


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    John L.
    Best Tomato Plant for 2018

    I've grown this plant from one package of seeds for the past 4 years. This year I planted 17 different tomato plants including this one. Far and away, this was the most productive and the best flavored tomato in my garden this year. I'm ordering another package of these seeds. I originally grew them for the novelty. Now I grow them for the size, taste and yield.

    jeanne l.
    United States
    Aunt Ruby’s tomatoes

    The plant grew big and strong, but I didn’t end up with any as I sold them all!

    jeanne l.
    United States
    Aunt Ruby’s tomatoes

    The plant grew big and strong, but I didn’t end up with any as I sold them all!

    Tom S.
    Go Green!

    Hearty 1-pounder tomatoes with a slightly tart taste-- excellent BlT's!

    Fabulous Flavor

    I've been growing these for at least 10 years. The flavor is outstanding and the texture is just right for delicious tomato sandwiches. This is an heirloom variety with unknown disease resistance, but it has always performed well for me in a wide variety of seasons. Yield is about average for a large tomato. And it is a fairly large tomato. Well-grown plants will produce some 14-18 ounce fruits, although 10-12 ounces is more the norm. Keep a close eye on the fruit and harvest when the fruit has softened and taken on a slight yellowish tinge. Some fruits may have a slight pink blush at the end. The one major downside is a tendency to ***** if heavy rains strike near ripening, so keep the plants well-watered and hope for dry weather. The plants also tend to produce a concentrated set of fruits and then take a little break. There will be a second flush if the plants are healthy and the warm weather holds on long enough. So I'd recommend growing a few other varieties if you want a continuous stream of tomatoes. But this one is worth it if you like tomato sandwiches or tomato slices on a hamburger or chicken sandwich. It has the best flavor in a dry year, a wet year, a cool year, or a hot year. It's the best every year.