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Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato

Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato

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Aunt Ruby's German Green Slow Food USA - Ark of Taste

80 days, indeterminate — A really nice beefsteak-type tomato with fruit are five inches in diameter by four inches deep, weigh one pound or more and remain green colored at maturity. Sweet juicy flesh, refreshing spicy flavor.

This family heirloom was introduced to the general public by Ruby E. Arnold (1915-1997) of Greeneville, Tennessee. According to the family, they are not sure how, when or why the "German" got added to the name of this variety. They are not from Germany and they have no known German ancestry. They speculate that Ruby's may have selected her tomato from a now unknown variety from seed originally sourced from a German-speaking Amish seedsman in their area named Ivan Snapp.[1] Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
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Informational References:
  1. Correspondence with author and tomato authority Dr. Craig LeHoullier.
  2. "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden," Dr. Carolyn Male, Workman Publishing, 1999, pages 56-57.