Blondkopfchen Tomato

SKU: 1228A
$3.95 to $22.58

Item Details

(aka Little Blonde Girl) East German variety obtained by Seed Savers Exchange from Gatersleben Seed Bank. Small golden yellow 1" fruits borne in giant clusters, excellent sweet taste. Enormous yields and rarely a cracked fruit. Bears until frost.

  • Organic
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • Giant clusters of golden-yellow, 1 inch fruits
  • Excellent sweet flavor
  • Rarely a cracked fruit
  • Enormous yields

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Roasting
  • Drying

Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.

Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.

Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.

There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.

  • Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
  • Germination: 7-14 Days
  • Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
  • Support: Cage, stake, or trellis

Ratings & Reviews

9 reviews



I love these little tomatoes! They are like juicy candy! The vines sprawl and become huge and bushy so leave lots of room between. They are a great snack on hot days working out in the garden and delicious on salads. Huge producer! What's funny is they started out the smallest of all my tomato varieties before transplant, but then shot up fast once they were in the ground.

Great summer snack


Loved these tomatoes, planted them for the first time summer 2019 here in zone 5/6. Just planted my next round under grow lights here and am looking forward to a second season. Great tasting, prolific, and stood up well to the summer sun here. Perfect as a snack and recently used to make homemade tomato sauce as well.

Massively Productive


Background: Zone 7A, seeds were direct sown, seeds were innoculated at planting, growing tips were pruned throughout the season at ~24 inches in height.

Wonderful taste and prolific growth habit. As long as you have plenty of calcium in the soil and regular water, these tomatoes will produce huge amounts of fruit. I've got clusters of 20 to 30 on each branch of a single plant. Zero complaints, will continue with these into the future!

Prolific and lasts forever!


It’s December 28 and we JUST ate the last of these (I trimmed every branch with green tomatoes before the first freeze in October and let them ripen). They were fantastic and flavorful and the only downside was they were small and easy to put in your mouth instead of the container while picking.

not my favorite


Very productive plant but these were our least favorite small tomatoes due to very thick skin.

Huge yields and great flavor


This is my favorite cherry tomato to date. I liked this one so much that I regretted using space to plant other varieties rather than planting multiple Blondkopfchen. Look up pictures of how this plant fruits. There are massive clusters of 25-50 tomatoes which makes it really easy to pick, as opposed to clusters of 6 scattered everywhere like most cherry tomato plants. It also doesn't shoot suckers everywhere, and seems to naturally stay at about 3 thick stems if you let it go. Very sweet flavor, not really any acidity. I grew the plant sideways on a balcony and snaked it back on itself, but it was easily 8 ft of vine. It also held up against diseases and pests better than other varieties I grew.

no germination


had two packs 2022 of these blonds. NONE, I repeat NONE germinated.

Seed Savers Response: Hi gilbert, I'm sorry to hear that this seed did not meet your expectation for germination. We do test germination every year to make sure only the best seed leaves our location. Please reach out to our customer service team to be sent a replacement for this seed.

Moderately susceptible to TYLCV


I bought these seeds because the tomatoes sounded so delicious! I haven't tasted any yet--there are huge clusters of blooms, but not many fruit yet, and none ripe. I should get some, but the plants are moderately susceptible to Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus, which will reduce yields. When I say "moderately susceptible," I mean one plant succumbed entirely (very stunted, chlorotic, etc.); two have some chlorosis and leaf cupping, but it doesn't seem to have stunted their growth; and two look entirely unaffected. I'm in Hawai‘i, where TYLCV is a big concern, so unfortunately I won't be growing these again.

Great tomato to supplement with others


Had these for the first time last year. Two plants easily produced over 200 tomatoes each. Resilient in 7a. My daughter would eat them right off the vine. Great in pico de gallo.