Slicing Tomato Seeds - Aunt Ruby's German Green, ORGANIC


Solanum lycopersicum

ORGANIC. HEIRLOOM. This legendary tomato is as large as a beefsteak, but bright green which progresses from the shoulders, with a hint of pale yellow and pink on the blossom end. 12-16 oz fruit. From "A yellowish green beefsteak that occasionally has pink stripes or blush. It contains few seeds and has a sweet but slightly spicy flavor. The nice meaty flesh inside is also chartreuse green with a deep lime green gel. It may also have pink color in the flesh if it develops the pink on the outside. Stunning slices. It has won several Taste Tests and is usually listed in the top 10 tomatoes for many people. Chuck Wyatt, vintage tomato collector, said “The biggest surprise I’ve ever experienced in tomatoes”. Fruit are very nice sized weighing 12-16 oz and can get even larger. Remember to watch for the amber color that starts at the bottom and do the squeeze test to see if ripe. The tops will stay the darker green. Plants are very vigorous with good to great production. It makes wonderful salsa verde."  Family heirloom from Germany. First introduced in the SSE 1993 Yearbook by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B). Bill Minkey received the seed from Nita Hofstrom of Clinton, Wisconsin, whose aunt, Ruby Arnold of Greeneville, TN, grew it for years. The seed originally came from Ruby Arnold's German immigrant grandfather, and Ruby simply called it 'German Green' tomato. Bill Minkey asked Ruby for permission to rename this variety and he called it 'Aunt Ruby's German Green' after Ruby Arnold. Indeterminate.

Planting Information


Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
90001/2 gr150 lbs90
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost70-90°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
18-24"6-14Annual4-7 years