70 days. (Indeterminate) [German heirloom introduced 1993 by SESE from seed sent by Dr. Carolyn Male. Originally from Germany, it may also have been grown by the Pennsylvania Dutch as early as 1855.]
"Riesentraube" translates as "giant bunch of grapes." One of its outstanding features is the large number of flowers produced per cluster -- up to 350 flowers! Flower clusters appear as compact floral sprays giving way to large bunches of 20-40 red fruits. 1½ -- 1¼ in. fruits with exceptionally pointed blossom ends. Compact vine growth. Excellent, full flavor similar to that found in beefsteak tomatoes. A great salad tomato. Pkt (0.08 g). Note: perhaps because it's closer to being a wild tomato, this variety seems to have naturally lower seed germination, so we include extra seed to make up for the lower germination.