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Popular German Tomato Varieties: Flavor, Texture & Appearance

Did you know German people misbelieved that Tomatoes were poisonous, but started growing different Tomato varieties in the late 1700 after the Spanish introduced them in the late 1600s?

Generally, there are several German Tomato varieties, including German Johnson, Marizol Gold, German Bicolor, German Head, German Pink, etc. These Tomatoes serve salad, wine, raw fruit and other recipes greatly. 

German Tomatoes are tropical varieties and grow as a summer annual in USDA zone 11 and 12.

So, this article is typically based on Tomatoes endemic to Germany and will be very helpful if you think of growing native German Tomatoes.

What Are German Tomatoes?

German Tomato varieties are those that were first grown in Germany and exported to other countries.

The best of all are heirloom Tomatoes that come under different Tomato varieties like German Queen, German Johnson, German Giant, and many more.

Different German Tomato Varieties
German Tomatoes differ in shape, size, and taste depending on varieties.

These Tomatoes grow more than 8 feet tall and bear delicious, fleshy, globe-shaped fruits within 75 to 85 days after you plant them.

Most German Tomato varieties are indeterminate, including German Red, German Pink, German Hairloom, etc.

Tomato ColorsTomato Varieties
RedGerman Red Strawberry, Riesentraube
Yellow Yellow Riesentraube, Blondkopfchen, Reinhard's Goldkirsche
BicoloredMarizol Gold, Mary Robinson's German Bicolor
PinkEva Purple Ball, German Head, German Pink

5+ Best German Tomato Varieties

German Tomatoes are generally indeterminate and differ in weight from 0.15 oz to 13 oz based on the varieties.

Also, some varieties may grow bigger than 8 feet, so ensure to provide them with stakes and cages for support.

1. Marizol Gold

This indeterminate Tomato variety reaches 4 to 5 feet tall, bearing 5-8 ounce orange to red fruits within 85 days after planting.

This Beefsteak Tomato is a late-season variety that produces flattened fruits with ribbed shoulders and many seeds inside.

Moreover, you can enjoy this delicious heirloom variety as a slicer, in salads, in sandwiches, or cook them as a vegetable.

2. German Red Strawberry

German Red Strawberry is a heart-shaped red Tomato that looks like a large strawberry, and the fruit may get 3 inches wide, weighing about 1 pound.

Moreover, the plant reaches up to 5 feet and produces abundant, fleshy, large fruits within 85 days after planting.

Besides, the late-season indeterminate Tomato has sweet, strong, and classic flavors and can go well with salads, slicers, sandwiches, or vegetables.

3. German Head

German Head is another heirloom variety bearing pink, beefsteak type, crack-free fruits in clusters of 2 or 3 with a confusing taste.

This heirloom variety bears abundant large fruits weighing up to 12 oz on about 8 feet tall plants within 70-80 days after planting.

This mid-late season Tomato plant tastes delicious; either eat them as salads, slicers, and vegetables or use them as canned.

4. German Pink

German Pink Tomato varieties are indeterminate Tomatoes that are great for canning and slicing due to their meaty texture and tangy taste.

This heirloom variety grows up to 6 feet tall, producing large fruits weighing 1 to 2 pounds within 70-80 days after transplant.

Moreover, this variety grows crack-free and diseases resistant fruits on abundant quantities.

5. Riesentraube Tomato

Riesentraube is the indeterminate cherry Tomato variety, red, old-German Tomatoes in clusters looking like a bunch of grapes.

Moreover, each clump bears 20-40 fruits, and a single plant may produce 200-300 Tomatoes with a size 1 inch per fruit.

Additionally, the vines grow up to 4 feet high and 24 inches wide, bearing fruits within 80 days of transplant.

These juicy Tomatoes also come in sweeter yellow color to make Tomato wine. Also, they will taste great if you eat them as salads or whole fruits.

6. Blondkopfchen Tomato

Blondkopfchen is a cherry Tomato variety bearing sweet, golden-yellow fruits in huge clumps with a size of half an inch.

Moreover, the plant size ranges from 6-7 feet, yielding abundant fruits loaded with good sugar content within 75-80 days after you plant them.

These delicious tiny Tomatoes are used to make Tomato wine and go well with vegetables, salads, or wholesome fruit.

From Editorial Team

Know More About German Tomato Varieties!

Although some Tomato varieties bear German on their name, like Early German, Striped German, etc., it doesn’t mean they are native only to Germany.

Many of these varieties originated in Amish or Mennonite communities in America and are called American heirlooms.