[Market-farming] heirloom suggestions for market farming (ie. can survive a short truck trip)

Paul Bucciaglia pbucciaglia at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 20 17:37:16 EST 2007


Hello,

Anyone have any 'new' heirloom/really good tasting tomatoes that they liked from last year, that would do well on a market farm?  
   
  I am really most interested in varieities that produce fruit that can survive a 3 hour truck trip when half to 3/4 ripe.  Also prefer  'reasonable' sized fruit (from 3/4 to 1 lb.), and some resistance to cracking, spiralling, and green shoulders.  
   
  We currently grow Cherokee purple, Brandywine, Striped german, and Persimmon.  Cherokee purple works out well, but the other three grow really large fruit that can be difficult to transport.  We also grow Taxi and Pink beauty (which are hybrids) and nicely round out our 'alternative' tomato offerings.   Our standard red slicer is Red Sun.
   
  We are in Western CT, Zone 5.
   
  Thanks,
   
  Paul


Paul Bucciaglia
Fort Hill Farm
Organic Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers
18 Fort Hill Rd.
New Milford CT 06776
(860) 350-3158
www.forthillfarm.com
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