Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato

80 days. This cherished Tennessee heirloom produces plump one-pound beefsteak Tomatoes with apple-green blushed pink skin on indeterminate plants. Its juicy, spicy-sweet apple-green flesh inspires that swoon-over-the-first-mouthful experience for which we all long. It is the perfect slicer for unforgettable BLTs, salads or for Fried Green Tomatoes with your girlfriends. (Special thanks to the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station for the use of their photo.) (OP.)

One packet of about 50 seeds
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Absolutely nothing compares to eating a sun-warmed, homegrown Tomato straight off the vine. This garden mainstay is easily grown and most rewarding. Start seed in a warm, bright, well-ventilated area six to eight weeks before setting out. Transplant out after the last spring frost date. To encourage stockiness, sink seedlings deeper into the well-enriched soil than you grew them - soil should cover the lowest layer of leaves. Position stakes, cages or supports at that time to avoid disturbing the plants later on. Keep soil evenly moist and well-fertilized. Once harvested, store Tomatoes at room temperature, as anything below 50°F destroys the enzyme that gives Tomatoes their flavor. When a variety is said to have determinate vines, it means that the vines top out and all of the fruit ripens at once. When a variety is said to have indeterminate vines, it means that the vines keep growing and bearing fruit until a killing frost. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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