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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: 28
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Phuong
Location:
Paducah, KY, United States
Date:
April 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Great Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early and prolific

What are the cons? Short plants

Review:

Granny Cantrell is a tasty beefsteak type with very early ripening for such a large tomato. This variety seems to put on a large flush of fruit early on but doesn't seem to keep producing late through the season, but that could be the result of its short stature and being shaded by longer vining types. Last year Granny Cantrell was one of the earliest of the larger tomatoes, ripening about the same time as Black Brandywine, Cosmonaut Volkov, and Paul Robeson. I grow about twenty varieties each year with the majority of them being the larger fruited types. Last year I caged the tomatoes for the first time and we had an epic harvest. The cages were just the tall thin-wired galvanized types. The tomatoes were stagger planted in beds with two rows per bed, then we tied the cages to each other at the tops, so each cage was tied to two or three of its neighbors and they end up stabilizing each other.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Phuong
Location:
Paducah, KY, United States
Date:
April 7, 2018
          5.0
 
Great Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early and a good producer.

What are the cons? Small vines

Review:

Granny Cantrell did really well for us last year in a milder than usual summer. We found it to be an early tasty tomato with firm flesh and it was a good producer. The plants are shorter than other vining tomatoes and they behave more like a semi-determinant putting on a large flush of tomatoes early on rather than producing through the season. But perhaps their lack of productivity later in the season may be do to shading by much larger other varieties. They were the first tomatoes to ripen along with Black Brandywine, Paul Robeson, and Cosmonaut Volkov. I've noticed you've stopped offering seeds for this variety the last couple of years, so I'll be growing a few plants and saving seed from them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robink
Location:
Noti, OR, United States
Date:
February 2, 2018
          2.0
 
No success in western Oregon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? It started out healthy!

What are the cons? Not heat-tolerant, blossom rot

Review:

I grow a variety of tomato plants every year, some tried and true, and some new. I try to choose plants that are good for the Willamette Valley, which tends to have cool nights all summer. This was my first try for Granny and the last, even though I loved the history of the plant. The fruit scalded when we had 90 degree days for a short spell, and the blossom end rot was so bad I finally pulled the plants and tossed them. I saw blossom end rot in one other variety, Jersey Devil, but seven other varieties in 24 plantings did great. I start all plants in a cold house and have been doing so for 17 years. So Granny didn't work here, alas.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Julia
Location:
Clearwater beach, FL, United States
Date:
September 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Best tomato ever grown
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Amazing flavor and bounty

What are the cons? None

Review:

It's been almost ten years since I grew these, and I still remember their flavor. I loved these tomatoes and grew well in central Florida in containers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mabel
Location:
Middle, TN, United States
Date:
October 13, 2016
          3.0
 
Can tomato seeds be lemons
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? produces big tomatoes

What are the cons? poor germination

Review:

I ordered 1 pack of these seeds & 11 other tomato varieties. The other varieties had excellent germination rates, but not the Granny Cantrell. I eventually planted one Granny Cantrell plant. I was very excited about this variety based on the reviews, but it just didn't do well for me. It didn't produce many tomatoes, and they had a weird texture. The flavor was bland and certainly nothing special. My other tomato plants did well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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