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Tomato, Harzfeuer (Organic)

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Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Indet. Potato Leaf.

2-4 oz round, slightly oblate, bright red fruits held in clusters. The best trait of this tomato is the aroma when the fruit are ripe. They smell different than other tomatoes, adding a delightful note to the already great well-balanced flavor. Very juicy for fresh eating. Name means “resin fire” in German; however, this refers to the mountainous and forested region of Harz that divides western and eastern Germany. Apparently this is the heirloom predecessor of a common German hybrid variety that was thought to have been lost for many years. Ulla Grall of Bio-Saatgut received it from an elderly woman in former East Germany. A complicated history, at the very least it was a favorite in East German dacha gardens before reunification. Maybe this strain should be renamed Harzfeuer Heirloom. Ulla Grall gave this to The Seed Ambassadors Project on our 2006-2007 trip through Northern Europe.

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  1. Question

    Irene

    Do the side shoots have to be pinched out?

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    • Jo Erikson

      Shop Manager Jo Erikson

      They don’t have to be pinched off but we definitely recommend doing it as it will encourage your plant to perform better.

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    K

    Resin Rire? Harz means resin, yes, but Feuer is fire, not… “rire”. Maybe this page needs a quick edit, don’t you think?

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  3. Karen

    awesome taste

    Karen

    Where did you grow this variety? Mountain West US

    This little tomato never1 produced much but it was the best tasting tomato that survived in my garden. I only had one plant. it was sour at first bite turning to pure candy joy..i know weird but absolutely awesome flavor

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