[Market-farming] heirloom tomatoes

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Fri Feb 11 13:25:42 EST 2005

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 (Sudduth's Strain) Brandywine first appeared in the 1889 catalog of
Johnson & Stokes of Philadelphia and by 1902 was also offered by four
additional seed companies, but soon disappeared from all commercial
catalogs. Our best selling tomato and one of the best tasting tomatoes
available to gardeners today. The seed of this strain was obtained by
tomato collector Ben Quisenberry of Big Tomato Gardens in 1980 from Dorris
Sudduth Hill whose family grew them for 80 years. Large pink beefsteak
fruits to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich, delightfully intense tomato flavor.
Indeterminate, 90 days from transplant.

Sonoran Gold Bush Tepary Bean - Native to the Sonoran Desert, this
drought-tolerant, golden, dry soup bean was developed by the Papago tribe
and has over 30% crude protein.

New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia expansa)  It is a very old heirloom,
introduced in England in 1772 by Sir Joseph Banks. Discovered during the
South Seas expedition of Captain Cook. It does not bolt in hot weather nor
does it turn bitter and it is valued because of its high vitamin C content.

paul tradingpost at gilanet.com

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On 2/11/2005 at 12:34 PM Old Timin' wrote:

>When it comes to selling heirlooms, there is another marketing advantage 
>along with flavor and color that I don't see many using. The histories and

>stories involved with the varieties.If you check into it, most heirlooms 
>have an interesting story or history behind them, people love to try a 
>variety after hearing these "tidbits of information", you just can't come
>with an interesting story for better boy or early girl,lol.
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