German Queen Tomato pk/20

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SKU TM316-20
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80 days. Solanum lycopersicum. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of 1 to 2 lb pink beefsteak tomatoes. They are very sweet, meaty, and flavorful. It has the rich old-fashioned tomato flavor. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, and slicing. A potato leaf variety. Suitable for hydroponics gardening. Plant requires support, either staking or cages. Excellent choice for home gardens. A heirloom variety from Germany. Indeterminate.

Lot No: T1264-01

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 01/19

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 48 to 72” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow



Tomato
Lycopersicon esculentum

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 48"60 - 90 days
Tomato Seed Planting Information:

Tomato plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny spot in your garden. Relocate your tomato plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatoes are between 65 and 85 degrees F. Plant your seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting outside. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. We have tested other Seed Starting Mix and experienced poor germination rates. You may have to special order the Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix from your nursery, as it is hard to find it at many of the large home and garden centers. Do not add any soil, fertilizers, and other chemicals to seed starting material! Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 degrees F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To prevent branches from breaking from the weight of tomatoes, use 5 to 6 ft tall cages. To tie plants to stakes, use soft strips of cloth. Check indeterminate plants regularly, and pinch off suckers and side branches where leaves join the stems. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply mulch and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Work the soil thoroughly before planting. Add well-rotted manure and compost.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatoes when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form. Remove any decayed tomatoes from the plant.


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by on March 12, 2009

I live in growing zone 5a and planted this one last season. The tomatoes were tasty if you like very low acidity tomatoes. Great for sandwiches, not great for salsa or any type of sauce. The plants didn't have a particularly high yield.

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by on January 16, 2010

One of the best tasting tomatoes without the acidy flavor. You need to keep a close eye on them because they grow quickly. Hot weather will cause them to split at the top around the stem.

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by on September 12, 2010

I live in btwn zones 14 and 15. My German Queen is just that! 6ftx6ft with loads of green tomatoes, still flowering, 85 days and counting. I am having to trim out so that sun reaches the inside. good tasting!

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by on January 27, 2013

I have grown them for years, I find them good for juice. I also use them in salsa are great for canning I live in Zone 6.

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