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Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato
  • Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato
  • Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato
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  • Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato
  • Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato
  • Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato

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Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato (25 seeds) (TM202) $2.50

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Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato

         
 
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This meaty beefsteak-type tomato is named after Lettie Cantrell, who received seeds from a soldier returning from Germany during World War II. She grew this tomato in the hills of eastern Kentucky for many years. This was her favorite tomato and the only one she grew. Each year she saved seeds from the largest tomatoes, some of which reached 2 1/2 lbs. Our growers find it to be quite productive. Ahh! What a flavor! This variety was named best tasting tomato of the year at the 2006 Heirloom Garden Show in our taste testing contest. Image provided by www.abundantacres.net
 
Granny Cantrell German Red Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

88.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PAhomesteader
Location:
Linesville, PA, United States
Date:
November 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Great all around tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific, easy to care for

What are the cons? None

Review:

These were beautiful, tasty tomatoes. The ribbed appearance is different and lovely. These took a while to get started, but once they did were VERY prolific with a lot of big fruits. The plants were very vigorous and healthy. We had a wet spring and a dry summer, but the plants were forgiving of both. They are LARGE plants. The ones that I gave to my parents towered at 6 feet tall. I made the mistake of not staking my cages and the plants yanked them right down. Beginner's mistake. I already have people asking if I will have more of these next year. I also made sauce with a mixture of these, Martino's Romas, and Black Vernissage. Delicious!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ron
Location:
Buchanan, GA, United States
Date:
September 27, 2015
          5.0
 
Great Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Nice Big and delicious

What are the cons? Slow starter

Review:

This was my 2nd year growing tomatoes. I got the Baker Creek Catalog and I couldn't decide which tomato I wanted to try. So I ordered 5 varieties. Cherokee purple, Mortgage lifter, Black from Tula, Pink Berkeley tie dye, and Granny Cantrell. I liked all these varieties but they just didn't produce as well as the granny. Also had a problem with the Cherokee splitting. Granny produced all summer and never slowed down. Also they were big and delicious and never had any splitting. I ate more BLTs and tomato sandwiches in one summer than ever in my whole life. I like this tomato so much I'm seriously considering making it the only tomato that I grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Soloflame
Location:
Norfolk, VA, United States
Date:
September 8, 2015
          1.0
 
Poor year for tomatoes
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Don't know

What are the cons? Did not rebound<

Review:

We were looking forward to this tomato. Unfortunately, we had a scorching June and July. Most of out tomatoes suffered from the heat and then were attacked by blight. We did not even get 1 tomato to sample. Our neighbors were as disappointed as us. The people I gave plants to did not fare any better. Now that it is Sept. , some tomatoes are trying to rebound but Granny Cantrell is not one of them. I look at this as an off year and will try this one again. Surely we cannot have 2 bad years in a row. Now, 2014 was a fantastic tomato year.....but not 2015. As for recommendations. ...i will mark yes and hope for a better 2016.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kim Seminole
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Date:
August 21, 2015
          5.0
 
Amazing Taste
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor is the Sweet!

What are the cons? semi okay production

Review:

Oh my gosh! Best of all the varieties I grew this year. Very sweet tomato flavor, almost a sweet fruit flavor, more than tomato flavor. The color is not totally a deep red, almost slightly pink. Skins can be slightly tough if picked early, but totally worth the flavor. Production was so-so, am growing more at a community garden and those seem to be doing better than the ones in containers. I want to make a sauce and can the crap out of them. delicious!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KMal
Location:
York Springs, PA, United States
Date:
July 27, 2015
          4.0
 
Great tomato
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Tasty

What are the cons? Heavy plant

Review:

This was my first tomato to ripen and it looks more like a pink tomato than a red tomato. Smooth texture, good classic tomato flavor. These plants are huge and unfortunately heavy, they grew over their 6 ft cages and fell down and snapped off several branches. There are still plenty of tomatoes set, but I was disappointed to lose those branches. Otherwise, a great fresh eating slicer that can probably be added to sauces and salsas!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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