Hege German Pink

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Hege German Pink
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
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Seed source:

Susan Anderson of Elgin, Texas (TX AN S) 09 / Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 07 / Ron Simmons of Walnut Cove, North Carolina

Year grown: 2018

Location: Zone 6b, PNW, Columbia Valley (Lower Mainland), BC, Canada (780 ft above sea level)


85 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a good yield of 12-20 oz pink beefsteak fruits with excellent flavor.
Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 08

Year: 2008

Location: Oblong, Illinois


80 days, indet., regular leaf, high yield of 12-24 oz bright pink beefsteaks, superb taste, a new favorite.
Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 07 / Ron Simmons of Walnut Cove, NC

Year: 2008

Location: Bastrop, Texas


  • The original seed came from the late Mr. Lacy Eugene Hege Jr. of Welcome, NC. Mr. Hege sold the seedlings and fruits of this tomato at the Farmer's Markets in several locations near his home in Welcome, NC over the years. Reportedly he acquired the 'German Pink' from an elderly gentleman who grew for market many years ago. Mr. Hege passed away in May 2008, at the age of 86.
  • Craig LeHoullier says he "got them last spring from Ron Simmons of Walnut Cove, NC. The packet says 'Hege, Davidson County, German Pink' (Hege is underlined)."
  • First introduced in Seed Savers 2009 Yearbook by Susan Anderson of Bastrop, Texas (TX AN A) and Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N).

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