GRANNY CANTRELL'S GERMAN RED TOMATO SEEDS 50 Seeds / packet
Large, one pound plus, tasty, sweet and tangy fruits hang on large, regular-leaf plants. They are delicious for fresh eating or slicing. A customer reports that they stayed disease free even while surrounded by other plants with various leaf diseases and were huge producers with an exquisite taste. Cordon. A family heirloom, Gary Millwood of Louisville, Kentucky received the seed in 2000 from Lettie Cantrell of West Liberty, KY, who obtained the seeds from a soldier returning from Germany during World War II. Lettie grew this tomato since the 1940s, it was the only tomato she ever grew and always called it her "German Red Tomato". Lettie died in November 2005 at the age of 96.
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings into pots. Remove side-shoots and support the plant.