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Heirloom tomato variety--Aunt Ruby's German Green

Non Cognomina Jul 20, 2006 04:15 AM

Someone had mentioned Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomatoes, an heirloom variety. Has anyone seen these at a farmers' market, roadside stand or grocery in the SF Bay area? Thanks!

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    Louise RE: Non Cognomina Jul 21, 2006 09:21 PM

    Try Farmers' Markets or Berkeley Bowl.

    A lot of people like Monterey Market but I'm not one of them--I often see produce that is in my opinion, not sellable. Today it was the boysenberries which I would have loved to buy, and the black raspberries, ditto. Moldy. Ick.

    That said, it was very busy even on a weekday.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: Non Cognomina Jul 21, 2006 09:30 PM

      Terra Firma (Saturday farmers market in Berkelely) grows them but they're a late variety so likely some weeks off. You can get in touch with them and ask:

      (530) 756-2800

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        lovetocookPEI RE: Non Cognomina Aug 31, 2013 09:01 AM

        Bought some of these today at my local market( Prince Edward Island, Canada and came here to see if anyone else was raving about them. Yours if the only posting I found. They are truly delectable, ripe, very juice ,and strangely ripe when green.

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          coll RE: lovetocookPEI Aug 31, 2013 09:09 AM

          I am going nuts for Green Zebras, same type of deal. Used to buy, now I'm growing! Juicier than most reds.

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            rubadubgdub RE: lovetocookPEI Sep 1, 2013 07:58 AM

            happy boy (berk oak fm) was selling them cheap last wk, $10 for a flat. I bought some but haven't tried yet. was told they are not acidic like green zebras

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              coll RE: rubadubgdub Sep 1, 2013 08:04 AM

              Guess that's what I like about Green Zebra, they are green but they taste almost like red.

          2. RWCFoodie RE: Non Cognomina Sep 1, 2013 03:35 PM

            I got some at the Weds. downtown Santa Cruz Farmers Market (I know, this belongs on the California board), I'm just sayin.

            One of my favorite green-when-ripe tomatoes...

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