Helen's German

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Helen's German
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Germany


80-85 days, indet. tall plants, potato leaf, good yield of large pink beefsteaks with excellent sweet flavor. 10-16 oz.

Seed source:

WI GR S 07 (Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin) / Helen Navarre, Madison, Wisconsin

Year grown: 2010

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


  • Originated in Germany. This tomato variety had been grown for 20-25 years in Iowa and passed on to relatives by the Navarre family in Madison, Wisconsin. Helen Navarre shared the seed with Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (WI GR S), who introduced it in the Seed Savers 1997 Yearbook.

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