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Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11

72.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darrell Evans
Location:
chico, CA, United States
Date:
February 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Best all around tomato
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Large practically solid fruit

What are the cons? none! :D

Review:

These tomatoes have to be among the best out there. These are meatiest I've ever found, rich flavorful flesh all the way through with no hollows. Almost totally core less these tomatoes have VERY few seeds or "goo" and that only high on the shoulder. Large fruits easily grow to a pound and larger once the plant really takes off! These tomatoes are ideal slicers and a step up if you like to make sauce or soup. I found them also to be more flavorful and less acidic than other paste or ox-hearts. I know a lot of people want fancy rainbow colored tomatoes, but when it comes down to it this super tasty work horse outshines them all. It is notable however that they really are shaped like giant strawberries.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gardenweasel
Location:
Cottage Grove, OR, United States
Date:
October 26, 2016
          5.0
 
The best I have ever grown
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything.

What are the cons? Nothing.

Review:

This was my first year with the German Strawberries, and I may never grow anything else. I grew San Marzanos and Polish Linguisas for sauce, and Brandywines and the German Strawberries for fresh. The Germans were the first to set fruit in our unusually cold spring and the last to set fruit when fall came. The fruit is so meaty and virtually seedless that I think they are a better sauce tomato than any I have grown, with the Polish Linguisas giving them a good run. The fact that they set fruit in cold weather makes them superior to all the others. The flavor is excellent, they don't split like the Brandywines, and they are easy to slice. . I had no blossom end rot problems, unlike the Sam Marzanos, and some of the fruit were beefsteak size. I can think of no cons. I will definitely plant these en masse next year. Without a doubt the best tomato I have ever grown.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bryan
Location:
Modesto, CA, United States
Date:
December 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Excellent tomato
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy, no cracking, no BER

What are the cons? none

Review:

Germinated seedlings indoors and moved out side in early spring. Plants grew quite well and were very sturdy looking but I trellis trained them and frequently pruned them regardless. Once fruit started to turn the plant produced roughly about 15-20 good fist sized tomatoes. All the fruits were incredibly meaty and had amazing flavor. Over the last few years ive grown probably 20 different varieties from baker creek and this particular one here will be one that I will always grow from here out.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shelley
Location:
Spokane, WA, United States
Date:
August 16, 2015
          3.0
 
Tons of tomatoes bland flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Super heavy yields!

What are the cons? Bland taste and BER

Review:

This seedling went into the ground June 1st in my zone 6a garden and had set fruit by June 20th, and was the first tomato to ripen in my garden of 37 varieties, July 24th. The flavor had a hint of sweetness but was too bland and watery for my taste, however, this incredible plant didn't stop setting fruit during an unusual four week long hot spell averaging 93-105F degree daytime weather. It's now reaching 7' tall and still growing and setting new fruit. I lost count after 40 tomatoes, of which about half of them had BER. No amount of calcium would rectify the BER. Watering inconsistency wasn't the cause either as I have an timed irrigation system. I had two other different heart variety tomatoes also effected by BER. My beefsteaks and slicers were mostly uneffected by BER, so who knows?. Anyway, there are better heart tomato varieties out there! GRS may not be suited for my region or my particular soil. I have put this variety on my no grow list.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ulrich
Location:
Clayton, Ontario, Canada
Date:
August 6, 2015
          2.0
 
Low yield
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Great Tomato

What are the cons? Very low yield

Review:

Great tomato but very few tomatoes(2 to 4) per plant. I have one plant that did not set any fruit at all. Maybe I will try them one more time next year with fresh seeds. On the positive side is that the tomato plant is quite frost hardy and survived a late frost this year when most of my other tomatoes despite protection perished.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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