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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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Pink

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Potato Leaf

Regional

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

Lexington, Kentucky

Jamestown, Ohio

Lincoln, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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