German Cascade

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Tomato 'German Cascade'. ©Kelly
Tomato 'German Cascade'. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2009

Accession: 23

Seed Source: Purchased from Seedy Saturday, Nelson, BC (2009).



Extremely unique flavour, which is the real prize of this tomato. A rich, complex mix of acid, sweet, and earthy. This tomato reminds me of a flavour you'd find with a good-quality black tomato. Definitely an easier one to cage than stake. Later season.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Sprawling

Plant size: Large (4 - 4.5ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Late (85-90 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Globular

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Fair

Average Fruit Diameter: 1.5"

Average Fruit Length: 1.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 70g (2.5oz)

Other Observations

  • Does moderately well in hot climates, although will burn badly if not properly hardened off.


  • Little history is known.
  • Original seed was bought by Kelly from a family who's mother lives in Florida, USA and grows the variety there. Family has been growing this particular tomato for at least 50 years according to the son.