Tomato, Deutsche Fleiss (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Indet. Potato leaf.
Huge amounts of 1½-2” perfect ballshaped, 2-3 oz fruit form in clusters of 7-8. Red and juicy with good tart tomato flavor. Good storing ability both on and off the plant. Deutsche Fleiss translates to ‘German diligence.’ It is consistently one of our highest yielding varieties. A Seed Ambassadors Project variety sourced from Gerhard Bohl, a seed collector in Germany. He said that out of the thousands of tomato varieties he’s collected, Deutsche Fleiss is one of his favorites, and we can see why!
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.