Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato from Seed Savers Exchange

Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato

Details

  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Open-Pollinated heirloom
  • Type: indeterminate
  • Shape: oblate
  • Color: yellow-green
  • Maturity: late season (80-95 days)
  • Size:
    • large
    • 1 lb or more
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste:
    • “intense” (Epic Tomatoes)
    • “excellent flavor” (CCN)
    • “sweet juicy flesh with hint of spicyness” (SSE)
  • Disease Resistance:
    • susceptible to wilt

Notes:

  • family heirloom from Ruby Arnold of Greeneville TN
  • ready to harvest when soft to the touch and yellow-green in color

Sources:

Results from My Garden:

 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
2012 SSE seed  2/19 > 4/9 > 5/14 & 6/4 2 18×24″ n/a 0 0 n/a wilt & over-competition (pine tree roots)
2013 CCN start  5/26 1    n/a 0 n/a CTV or wilt
2014  SSE seed  3/9 > 4/15 > 5/10 24″ 81 days 1 3.5 oz 3.5 oz  yanked 8/20 (bacterial wilt?)
DIY graft (SSE seed w/ TSC SuperNatural rootstock)   3/9 > 4/15 graft > 5/8  1 24″  n/a 0 0 n/a  graft failed (incompatible rootstock?)

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