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Old 13-05-2006, 08:39 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Garden Gnome wrote:

Marcella Peek wrote:

In article ,
Garden Gnome wrote:


Allan Matthews wrote:


A couple of years ago I built a raised garden and have planted four
tomato plants each year since then. What I am harvesting are loads of
same size, perfectly round tomatos with very little taste and baseball
hard. What variety can I plant to get tomatos like my Father had in
his garden 60 years ago? TIA Allan


My choice would be brandywine and some type of beefsteak tomato.
Brandywine is an heirloom tomato, quite tasty as well as hardy.




We really love pineapple stupice. Each year we try several different
heirloom varieties in addition to our standards. Seek out unique
varieties at the local garden center, farmers market or mail order
nursery. A nice site to read about the different varieties and what
they taste like is
http://www.tomatofest.com/tomato_seeds_search.html I like to browse,
make note of what sounds good and then hunt them down locally.

marcella



My problem is the local garden centres carry only the basics I
thought I was pretty lucky to find lemon boys since yellow tomatoes are
not all that popular here. The one closest to me is a little more
liberal in what they order in so perhaps I can sweet talk them into
making a special order. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I recall a
purple tomato. So I've been searching.


I was surprised to see Health Kick as the main tomato plant being sold at
the local Home Depot. I wonder if they know it's a Roma (albeit a good
Roma -
I'm growing it again this year.)

Kate


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On Sat, 13 May 2006 15:01:05 -0400, Garden Gnome
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My problem is the local garden centres carry only the basics I
thought I was pretty lucky to find lemon boys since yellow tomatoes are
not all that popular here. The one closest to me is a little more
liberal in what they order in so perhaps I can sweet talk them into
making a special order. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I recall a
purple tomato. So I've been searching.


You could Mail Order seeds - these guys ship worldwide for a pittance
and have many, many varieties and colours :
http://www.tomatoseeds.net/

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I vote Pineapple and Jolly for my taste.



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