Large, juicy beefsteak tomato that has a green skin with stripes of lime green.
Used fresh tomatoes are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. Can also be blended with more dessert type herbs like mint, lemon balm and the fruity sages. Partner with any leafy vegetable like lettuce, spinach, mizuna or beetroot leaves. If cooking mix with shallots, garlic and chilli.
Like all tomatoes, Aunty Ruby’s German Green is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. Serve in salads, sandwiches or lightly fry with golden shallots, garlic chives and fresh Basil Pesto. Tomatoes are also high in Vitamin C and when blended with fresh mint or lemon verbena make an excellent summer drink.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.5 to 1.8m stake.
Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color.