Old German Tomato Seeds
Info: The Old German tomato is a heirloom tomato in the US, which was brought to West Virginia by German Mennonite immigrants in the 19th century. The large tomatoes (500 g) are flat rounded and ripped, and have a nice red and yellow marbling. They have a fruity flavour with a pleasant sweetness. The plants are indeterminate, that means that they will not stop growing until they are killed by frost. They also need a support or trellis.
Care: You can grow the Old German tomatoes inside the house, in a greenhouse or outdoors. The optimal germination temperature is between 20 and 25°C, and germination occurs after 8 - 14 days. You can speed up the germination process if you leave the seeds to soak overnight in a damp cloth. You should wait until after the last frost to plant your chosen plants.
Tomatoes need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil which is kept moist (but not wet!). They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more.
|Type||Old German tomato|
|Optimal germination temperature||20 - 25 °C|
|Sowing||February - April|
|Germination period||8 - 14 days|
|Plant growth habit||approx. 160 - 180 cm in height, stake tomatoes|
|Fruit appearance||yellow-red marbled, flat round, ripped, beefsteak tomato, 300-600g|
|Harvest||from August to October|
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