Aunt Ruby's German Green

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.


From Tatiana’s TOMATObase

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.

Color: Green
Shape: Beefsteak
Maturity: 80-85 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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