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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Old German Pink'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Old German Pink
Additional cultivar information: (aka German Pink)

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Size:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf


2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive idealpeggy On Sep 10, 2012, idealpeggy from Lexington, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a heavy producer but very slow maturing. I quit counting at 25 presently, but have only had one turn pink so far. The one I harvested was huge and good! Very sweet! The vine is over 10 feet tall. I should have topped it, but I'm a rookie and didn't know you could/should do that.

Positive Gabrielle On Jul 7, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is the BEST tomato I have ever had. Wonderful flavor, not acidic, solid, not too many seeds. I can't say enough.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Also sold as simply 'German Pink'. One of the two original Bavarian varieties that started SSE. Potato-leaf plants produce large 1-2 lb fruits with few seeds, very little cracking, or blossom scars. Full sweet flavor. Excellent for canning, freezing and slicing. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.

Neutral Suze_ On Jan 17, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Potato leaf foliage. Quite productive. Seeds from Brook Elliott. Not too sweet for a pink. Very nice flavor.
Indet. 85 days


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lexington, Kentucky
Jamestown, Ohio
Lincoln, Texas

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