I believe ‘German Johnson’ is one of the finest heirloom tomatoes you can grow in your garden.
It has a pinkish skin, pinker than this picture shows, and the classic dimples one generally finds on most of the larger, beefier tomatoes.
The vines are indeterminate and should continue to grow and set fruit all the way until the first frost knocks them down.
The fruit of ‘German Johnson’ is very meaty and the taste is as good as you can imagine.
Many of the ‘German Johnson’ tomatoes are so big, one slice will cover an entire piece of bread, corner to corner, side to side. Perfect for a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.
I’ve been growing ‘German Johnson’ tomatoes for several years now. They remind me of my grandmother, whose maiden name was Johnson, and my grandfather, who was of German descent. When I see those big, meaty tomatoes, I remember our summertime weekend visits to their house. We would usually arrived in time for lunch which always included a big plate of sliced tomatoes.
I put a lot of pressure on my tomato varieties. I like them to have meaning for me, and to provide me with the best tomatoes you can grow. ‘German Johnson’ delivers on both counts.
It’s a repeater. I’ll grow it every year.