Dorothy's Green

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Dorothy's Green
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color green
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer, salad
Variety type heirloom
Country USA


Indet., regular leaf, good yield of medium green-when-ripe fruits with yellow skin and amber blush, bright green flesh. 6-12 oz. Very good flavor, spicy and sweet.

Seed source:

1. Reimer Seeds
2. Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 11 (vials 00-38 and 03-118) / Dorothy Beiswenger, Crookston, Minnesota (MN BE D) 93
3. Linda Black of Fountain Valley, California (CA BL L) 06 / Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N) / Tomato Growers Supply 98

Year grown: 2011(1), 2012(2)

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


a.k.a. Green, large vines need caging or staking, late maturing (ca. 98 days) for me, good yield of medium (6-12 oz) amber yellow-green skinned, bright green fleshed fruit. The flavor is very good, with a hint of the spicy sweetness that only green-when-ripe varieties have.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds / Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C)

Year grown: 1994, 1999, 2006

Location: Augusta, Michigan


85 days, indet., regular leaf plant with high yield of 6-12 oz yellow-green fruit with very good flavor.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds / Tomato Growers Supply 98

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


regular leaf, indet., flattened round green tomato, with a yellow blush when matured, soft flesh, good taste, about 150 gr.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds

Year grown: 2008

Location: Germany


  • Introduced as "Green" to SSE in the early 1980s by Dorothy Beiswenger of Crookston, Minnesota (MN BE D). Dorothy shared seeds with Craig LeHoullier in 1993 (she had a habit of naming heirlooms by color only). Craig added the prefix "Dorothy's" to distinguish it from the other green varieties listed in the SSE and tie it to her as the original source.
  • One of the varieties described in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
  • Six sources (total for the two given names) were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.

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