The ultimate heirloom! Old German Tomato seeds!
This Mennonite heirloom has large fruit often weighing over 1 pound!
The fruit is yellow with a red center core showing through the skin. It has outstanding flavor and few seeds; great for slicing. The Old German tomato can be started indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost date. It is an indeterminate tomato plant, and is not heralded as a heavy producer. The large size and excellent taste of this tomato more than makes up for its sometimes lack of production. These tomatoes are generally ready to pick about 75 to 80 days after the seeds germinate.
Firm the seeds into the soil with a piece of wood or flat object; then add a thin layer about ¼ inch of moist soil mix over the seeds and level it and firm again. This will bring seeds into good contact with the soil which is important for germination. Keep the seed starting mix or soil moist but not wet after sowing; gently water with a fine spray being careful not to wash away seed.Seeds can be started in bright window or under lights set about 2 inches above the plants.Maintain soil temperature between 75°F and 85°F; seeds will germinate in 7 to 10 days.