One of the oldest German yellow heirlooms, available since the late 1800’s. In German it means Golden Queen and has small, round, mildly sweet, low acidic, 1-2 ounce salad sized fruits and is adapted to cooler summers. It is not the same as the larger American heirloom variety that goes by the identical name and was introduced by the Livingston Seed company around the same time. This is a rare offering and we are pleased to offer it to our customers this year. 25 seeds
Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.
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.