fruit from 63 - 70 days after setting out.
It produces bunches of deep red, 3/4 oz.,
1-1.5" cherry-size fruit with a prominent nipple on blossom end.
plants are high yielding with good foliage coverage. Riesentrube lacks the
candy-sugary sweetness associated with many cherry tomatoes, more resembling a
high quality heirloom beefsteak. Its
name means, "great bunches of grapes." There can be 20 to 40 fruits per
cluster. Vines branch often and do need support.
plants are very hardy, disease resistant, and continue fruiting during inclement
weather. The fruits rarely split - even after heavy rainfall.
Riesentraube will successfully grow in large
Riesentraube is a German heirloom variety discovered by horticulturist Jurgen Klopprott at a Gaterslegen seed bank and brought to the USA in 1993 It has since been documented by Will Weaver to have been grown in the U.S. by the Pennsylvania Dutch near Allentown as long ago as 1856. For me it makes a great snack.