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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Granny Cantrell's German Red'

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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: Granny Cantrell's German Red
Additional cultivar information: (aka Granny Cantrell, Granny Cantrell's German)

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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

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.

Regional...

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

Pelham, Alabama
Clarksville, Indiana
Bethelridge, Kentucky
Goodman, Missouri
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Barto, Pennsylvania
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Elgin, Texas



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