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Granny Cantrell
Country USA  +
Description Indet., regular leaf plants. Pink slightly Indet., regular leaf plants. Pink slightly ruffled beefsteaks, 8-16 oz with delicious flavor. On contrary to the description from the originator, Lettie Cantrell, fruits are actually pink and not red. As tomato fruit color is determined by the skin color, it is quite a common mistake that many people make when judging the color of red or pink tomato, as not everybody is peeling the skin off and checking it. y is peeling the skin off and checking it.
Fruit color pink  +
Fruit shape beefsteak  +
Fruit size large  +
Fruit type slicer  +
Growth habit indet.  +
History * A family heirloom. Gary Millwood of Loui * A family heirloom. Gary Millwood of Louisville, Kentucky received the seed in 2000 from Lettie Cantrell of West Liberty, Kentucky, who obtained the seeds from a soldier returning from Germany during World War II. Lettie grew this tomato since the '40s; it was the only tomato she ever grew. Lettie always called it "her German Red Tomato". Lettie died in November 2005 at the age of 96. * Gary Millwood shared the seeds with a number of gardeners through Garden Web and Tomatoville tomato forums, and he also sent seeds to Craig LeHouiller (NC LE C) and Merlyn Niedens, a master grower for several seed companies. * Merlyn Niedens grew it in 2006 for [[Southern Exposure Seed Exchange]] and [[Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds]] (Baker Creek), who listed it in their 2007 seed catalog. * Seeds are available at [ SESE], who offers it as a '''pink''' tomato. [ Baker Creek] offered it in 2007 and listed in '''red''' section. There have been a few discussions on the web about the fruit color of this tomato. All 4 listings in the 2007 SSE Yearbook list it as '''red'''. Craig LeHoullier believes that it is indeed a pink variety, and the confusion is mostly about tomato color naming terminology. Granny Cantrell has clear skin over a red interior, which should be designated as Pink. There are numerous mis-classifications of pink and red tomatoes in seed catalogs and the SSE yearbook. ---- This is what Gary Millwood says about this tomato: : "...''The winter of 2000 I decided I would limit my gardening to growing mostly heirloom tomatoes due to my health. Not too long after this I attended the funeral of a dear friend who had grown up in Eastern Kentucky. There I met Jerry Cantrell, the new Director at Bellewood Home. He had heard that I was interested in growing tomatoes and mentioned that his Mama, Lettie, of West Liberty, Kentucky, had a tomato that I might enjoy growing. She sent me seed and I loved it so much I have been growing it ever since; I have shared seed with folks around the world. Lettie died in 2005 at the age of 96; "Granny Cantrell's German tomato is the only tomato she ever grew. Baker Creek and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange list it in their 2007 catalog. : '''Granny Cantrell's German Tomato''': ''69-80 days. Indeterminate, Kentucky Family Heirloom. The only tomato grown by Lettie Cantrell of West Liberty since the '40s. Large, one pound plus, tasty fruit on large, regular-leaf plants. Vines can be a bit wispy. Delicious for fresh eating, slicing, or canning. Lettie died in November 2005, at the age of 96. A top "10" in taste with the Cincinnati Heirloom Open Pollinated Tomato Associate Growers. Won "Best In Taste" Baker Creek Fall Festival 2006. Merlyn Niedens grew it last year to share with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Baker Creek for their 2007 seed catalog.''" aker Creek for their 2007 seed catalog.''"
Leaf regular  +
Maturity midseason  +
Member code Category:B.C KO T + , Category:MI FL J + , Category:IL LO N + , Category:KY ST M + , Category:TX GU R +
Seed source [ Reimer Seeds] / Gary Millwood of Louisville, Kentucky 07
Variety type open-pollinated  + , family heirloom  +
Vendor Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds + , Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds + , TomatoFest + , Reimer Seeds + , Category:KY ST M + , Knapp's Fresh Vegies +
Year grown 2013  +
Categories Tomato Variety List  + , Tomato Seeds  + , Pink Tomatoes  + , Indeterminate Tomatoes  + , Regular Leaf Tomatoes  + , Beefsteak Tomatoes  + , Heirloom Tomatoes  + , Kentucky Tomatoes  + , IL LO N  + , KY ST M  + , MI FL J  + , TX GU R  + , B.C KO T  + , Memorial List of Gary Millwood's Varieties  + , Tatiana's 2013 Growout List  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 19 February 2017 23:17:44  +
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