Aunt Ruby's German Green

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Grower: Kelly

Year: 2015

Accession: 93

Seed Source: Received from a private donor.


2015 Seed I received produced large, heavy pink fruit, not true-to-type. Will re-grow again in future year under another name to see if this is a mixed seed, or a natural cross.

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  • Family heirloom originating from Germany.
  • The seed was first brought over to North America by Ruby Arnold, who received it from her grandfather, a German immigrant. Ruby Arnold called the variety 'German Green', but Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin, USA as Arnold to rename the seed in her honour and she agreed. The seed was shared with several people, and then finally first introduced to the SSE members catalogue in 1993.