German Johnson Tomato

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German Johnson Tomato

The German Johnson tomato is the parent of a famous offspring.

Have you heard of the famous Mortgage Lifter heirloom tomato bred by Radiator Charlie back in the 1930’s? Well, the German Johnson was one of the parent varieties from which the Mortgage Lifter was derived.

But this tomato deserves fame in its own right, not just as an ancestor of the famous M.L.

German Johnson Tomato

It’s a big, meaty tomato with mild, almost seedless flesh (great for BLT’s!). The fruit generally averages in the 1 to 2 pound range, and is donut-shaped with a reddish to reddish-pink coloring.

The vigorous indeterminate vines are productive and somewhat disease resistant, and do especially well in hot and humid climates.

German Johnson Tomato

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