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Family: (so-lan-AY-see-ee) ( Solanaceae Info) Genus: (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) ( Lycopersicon Info) Species: (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) ( lycopersicum Info) Cultivar: Granny Cantrell's German Red Additional cultivar information: (aka Granny Cantrell, Granny Cantrell's German)
View all varieties of Tomatoes 3 members have or want this plant for trade. Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 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: 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: Beefsteak Fruit Size: Medium (under one pound) Large (over one pound) Days to Maturity: Mid (69-80 days) Late (more than 80 days) Fruit Colors: Pink Red Seed Type: Open-pollinated Family heirlooms Usage: Fresh, salad Fresh, slicing Canning Disease Resistance: Unknown - Tell us Leaf Type: Regular Leaf Click thumbnail to view: By Big_Red By Big_Red By Big_Red By Big_Red By Big_Red By Horseshoe By Horseshoe
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Positive GardenScout On Aug 18, 2010, GardenScout from NE, RI (Zone 6a) wrote:
Grew this year 2010, and she was best in the garden hands down. She stayed disease free even while surrounded by other plants with various leaf diseases, was a huge producer, and the taste is exquisite.
I would not characterize the flavor as sweet, as someone above said. Granny Cantrell has a complex tomato flavor that combines sweet and tang.
For disease resistance (in my experience, anyway), for good production, and especially for outstanding taste, this tomato will always have a spot in my garden.
Positive Tammy On Jan 26, 2008, Tammy from Barto, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
This one won a taste testing contest we held at work. Wonderful flavor, nicely sized for sandwiches. On my "favorite" list!
Positive Big_Red On Sep 16, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Large, red, beefsteak type heirloom from Kentucky with very good flavor. If you like sweet, this one's for you. Very meaty with few seeds. Vines tend to be a little 'wispy' with average production.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Indian Springs Village, Alabama
Clarksville, Indiana Bethelridge, Kentucky Goodman, Missouri Mountain View, North Carolina Barto, Pennsylvania Woonsocket, Rhode Island Elgin, Texas