Kanner Hoell Tomato

SKU: 0011A
$3.95 to $22.58

Item Details

Donated by Seed Savers Exchange member Reverend C. Frank Morrow of Minnesota. In his donation letter, Reverend Morrow states that the variety originated in Germany and has been in his family since 1916. Red beefsteak fruit 4-5" in diameter, 1½ lbs. Double fruit common. Good flavor, low acid, moderately sweet.

  • 80-90 days from transplant
  • Organic
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • Red beefsteak fruits grow to 4-5 inches, 1.5 pounds
  • Double fruits are common
  • Good flavor, low acid, moderately sweet

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Sauce
  • Roasting
  • Canning

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

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Great tomato


These tomato’s work very well in my garden they produced lots of large fruits and were very good was concerned about the hot summers we have in Louisiana but they did great

Very Good


One of the best we have ever had. Large juicy. Grew in N Michigan.

Love these tomatoes


Love these tomatoes, reliable producer, large fruits, even into late season. Grow great even at 7200 ft elevation in Wyoming, where we have like a 55 day growing season. Tasty and meaty.

Great quality seed excellent germination


Germination is excellent. I started them under a full spectrum grow light at about 3" in standard potting mix. Started to peak through at about day 4. germination rate is pretty much 100%. I added 3 seeds per pot sorry I did now. Will fertilize in a couple of days and report back once they are in the ground and producing.

Strong Seeds


Excellent germination rate and sprouted quickly with heating mat and grow light. I'm super excited to plant these in my garden this year, looking forward to a beautiful crop.
Side note - This was my first time ordering from Seed Savers Exchange and it has been exceptional. Shipping was quick, all the seeds I have purchased were good quality, good quantity and completive pricing. I will be a customer for life. Happy gardener!