Growing Aunt Ruby's Green German Tomato Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Days to Maturity: 80-95 days
- Hardiness Zone: Zones 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24”
- Row Spacing: 2’ to 3’
- Growth Habit: Indeterminate
- Soil Preference: Well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Hornworms, bacterial wilt, bacterial speck
- Color: Light Green
- Flavor: Sweet and Spicy
Aunt Ruby's Green German Tomato Growth Habits:
With the exception of the deep south or other parts of the United States with long summers, heirloom Aunt Ruby's Green German tomato seeds are started indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. After the last frost date, the seedlings are transplanted about two-thirds of the way into well-drained soil. The transplants require good moisture and trellising or caging, as the vines can grow several feet tall.
Various Culinary Uses for Aunt Ruby's Green German Tomato Seeds:
Aunt Ruby's Green German tomato seeds result in large beefsteaks. While everyone loves a red, sweet, sugary tomato, these spicy treasures provide a nice contrast in flavor and color to traditional garden tomatoes. Given their large size, they are great sliced in a BLT. They're also the perfect color for a light, delicious green salsa verde to accompany your summer dishes. These heirloom tomatoes can also be canned, frozen, and dehydrated.
Aunt Ruby's Green German Tomato Benefits:
Aunt Ruby's Green German tomatoes are rich in vitamins, such as vitamins B, C, and K. But where they really shine is in their potassium and lycopene. Potassium is reported to balance muscle contractions, fluids, and nerve signals, as well as helping to prevent osteoporosis and kidney stones. Reduced blood pressure and chance of stroke are other possible benefits of a diet high in potassium. Lycopene may reduce the risk of stomach and colon cancers, as well help prevent or delay macular degeneration.
Many home gardeners don't plant varieties like Aunt Ruby's Green German tomato seeds because they think green tomatoes are hard to harvest because of difficulty telling when the fruit is ripe. But here it's easy - they are ripe when the light green tomatoes show a hint of yellow and a light pink blush underneath. Too much pink blush and they've overripened.
Aunt Ruby's Green German Seeds Per Package:
- 1 gram - Approximately 250-275 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 7,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 30,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 120,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 600,000 Seeds