Tomato German Red Strawberry

Large oxheart red open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.


From the 2018 Seedswap, I grew this for the first time in 2019. Its a bit like Sunset’s Red Horizon although (in my experience) a bit less pointed (searching the web seems to indicate that their shape can be inconsistent).

According to the web, its an heritage tomato first introduced in the seed catalogues around 1933 and so is defined as a Heritage tomato. I think it had a slightly better taste than Sunset’s Red but, to be honest, it seemed less reliable (but that’s just from one year).

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Heart/Strawberry
  • Fruit Size: Small Beefsteak
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Ripe Days: Late (85+ days)
  • Taste: Average
  • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap
  • Origin:
  • Alternatives: Sunset’s Red Horizon
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-6
  • Truss Spacing: 18 inches

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Updated: 20/01/2024