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Green (but Ripe) Tomatoes

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One of the biggest successes I’ve had this year in the garden is my green Tomatoes, Aunt Ruby’s German Green. They are a big variety producing large, heavy, beefsteak-like Tomatoes. The difference is they never turn red – but they do ripen. Basically, they will turn slightly yellow at the bottom but essentially still be green. And boy do they taste good. They are the juiciest Tomatoes I’ve ever had and the flavour is out of this world.

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The only downside of them is that they are a little hard to spot (being green and all). I have missed a few of them in the undergrowth and they went too mushy to eat. I was kicking myself because they are a precious commodity here at My Tiny Plot. I think I might have four plants and each one has produced around five or six Tomatoes. But next year, oh next year, I will be planting more. I may even dig up some evergreens to make room. Crazier things have happened.

And because of their interesting colour they are very photographable. So expect to see some more shots of them cropping up here and there.

5 Responses to “Green (but Ripe) Tomatoes”

  1. Cathyon 17 Sep 2013 at 8:11 am

    They look really good, did you grow them from seed? Can you get the seeds here?

  2. Caroon 17 Sep 2013 at 1:49 pm

    They look great! I’m wondering what the red/stripey long tomatoes are? I’ve grown Yellow Pear tomatoes this year – bright yellow, sweet, interesting shape – worth a go!

  3. Mysterious Gardeneron 17 Sep 2013 at 1:59 pm

    They’re Speckled Romans if I’m not mistaken.

  4. Leaon 18 Sep 2013 at 11:58 am

    I’ve never heard of Aunt Ruby’s German Green tomatoes.
    Aren’t they pretty photographed alongside the more traditional red ones!
    Happy Gardening!
    Lea
    Lea’s Menagerie

  5. mtpon 18 Sep 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Yes the stripe ones are Speckled Romans. They also taste great.
    Looks like you can get Aunt Ruby’s German Cherry (I’m guessing a smaller variety) at Nicky’s Nursery here http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/pages/veg5.htm