71 days, indeterminate
— The vines are extremely productive, vigorous, sprawling and benefit from support. They start producing early, bearing fruit in large clusters throughout the season up until first frost. 'Riesentraube' fruit are red in color, globe-shaped, are about one-inch in diameter and weigh about one ounce each. They are bite-sized and surprisingly deliver a complex flavor unlike common cherry tomatoes.
In her book entitled, "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Gardener
," Carolyn Male has this to say, "'Riesentraube has long been grown in Europe, especially in Germany, and was available in Philadelphia in the mid-1800s. A friend even made wine from it - as was done in the past - and it had a delicious, pale sherry taste.
Originally from Germany, it was introduced in the U.S. in 1994. Riesentraube roughly translates to "giant clusters of grapes." Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.