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Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato

Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato



Sold as a single plant in a 3.5x5 inch pot

Full Sun

Indeterminate - Will need staking or a heavy duty cage. 

Garden Planting - Plant 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 36 inches apart.

Container Planting – One tomato per 20x20 inch pot or 5 gallon bucket

Large Green Tomato weighing up to 1 pound each.


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. It contains few seeds and has a sweet but slightly spicy flavor. It has won several Taste Tests and is usually listed in the top 10 tomatoes for many people.


First introduced in the SSE 1993 Yearbook by Bill Minkey. Bill 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.

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