Green Pole Tomato
Ruby Arnold of Greeneville,
Tennessee grew these tomatoes from heirloom seeds that her grandfather
brought from Germany. Fortunately, her niece passed on the seeds! The
perfect blend of sweetness and spice, Aunt Rubys German Green will
win over green tomato doubters! Plants produce large,
to sow outside: Recommended for mild winter climates only: 1 to 2 weeks
before average last frost and when soil temperatures are at least 60°
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.
Harvesting: Harvest green tomatoes when they just start to soften, and have a slight amber blush. About 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and any undersized fruit off the plant. This will steer all the plants remaining energy into ripening whats left. If you have a lot of underripe tomatoes near the end of the season, and a frost is approaching, pick them and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.
Artist: Donna Clement