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Tomato- German Johnson
Photo courtesy of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
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This popular heirloom tomato from Virgina and North Carolina is one of the four parent lines of the 'Mortgage Lifter' tomato and very similar in flavor. Pink-red fruits average 3/4 to 1-1/2 lbs. with generally smooth tops. Turns pink with yellow shoulders when mature. Good for slicing or canning. Fruits have few seeds. Plants are very productive and fairly resistant to disease. Potato-leaf strain. Days to maturity: 76
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For larger quantities of plants, please contact us for the best shipping rate.
Please select a shipping date after the danger of frost has passed in your area.
Transplants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail - Monday through Wednesday
Shipping to physical addresses in the continental US only
Sorry, we cannot ship to potted plants to CA due to Japanese Beetle quarantine restrictions. We can ship bare-root onions, shallots and leeks.
All plants are shipped well-rooted and properly labeled.
Your plants will be ready to plant when you receive them. For best results, we do recommend you allow a few days for the plants to become accustomed to your climate zone before transplanting
For problems or questions, please call us at 704-764-7746 from 9 am to 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday or email us anytime at
Tomatoes love hot days and cool nights. For the best tomato harvest:
Fertile, well-drained soil
Soil pH of 6.0-6.8
Moderate to high levels of potassium (P) and potash (K)
Transplant when daytime temperatures reach 70°F and night time temperatures are above 55°F
Average spacing: 12-18" between plants in rows 36-48" apart.
For storage and shipping, harvest when the blossom end turns pink.
For fresh market harvest when color develops but fruits are still firm.
Store ripe tomatoes at 45-50°F and 90-95% relative humidity.
Hold mature-green tomatoes for ripening at 65-70°F.
Pest and Disease Prevention
Avoid overhead irrigation
Practice crop rotations with all Solanceae species
Staking and orienting rows to increase air circulation can aid in disease prevention.
Deep, infrequent watering encourages deep rooting and higher quality fruit production
Indeterminate varieties should be staked, caged, or trellised to obtain best yields and to prevent disease
Cornell University Vegetable Growing Guides
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