Introduced to Seed Savers by Bill Minkey in 1993, Aunt Ruby’s Green is a great heirloom tomato from Greenville, Tennessee. These beefsteak fruits, 5″ by 4″ deep, weigh one pound or more. Sweet juicy flesh, refreshing spicy flavor. Pick by feel, not look; ready when soft to the touch. Indeterminate. (80 days from transplant) CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Each packet contains approximately 50 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors and transplant to the garden after the last frost date. Choose a sunny location and provide plants plenty of room by spacing two feet apart in rows separated by five feet. Provide support and mulch well to conserve moisture and reduce weeds.
Fruit that is fully ripened on the vine has a much fuller flavor than fruits that are picked early and then allowed to ripen. However, if temperatures drop, you’ll want to bring all fruits (green or not) indoors. Store in a cool, dark spot — or paper bag — and green fruits will turn red within a week or two.