Are you growing any kind of heirloom tomatoes?

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    margba
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    I wanted to try more than one variety this yr, but only ended up getting one kind in my garden this yr.  Its called Abe Lincoln!  That sounded pretty cool!  Only paid $1 for it at the plant stand, too!  The guy who owns & ran the plant stand was real excited about this tom plant, so how could it not go home w/ me that day!  Its growing pretty good, too!


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    margba
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    Of course I have more than 1 tom plant in my garden this yr!  I have a grand total of 8, incl the volunteer one & I potted 1 tom plant, also.  Cant wait for them to ripen!  Of course, happens that I am moving now, too!


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    Marg, I grow nothing but heirloom tomatoes.  I have 3 varieties with 3 dozen of each in the ground.  My favorite is an Italian paste that came originally from Italy and as far as I know can’t be purchased.  It has been handed down from generation to generation and shared with friends.  That is the tomato that Steve and I are talking about on the NY verses NC tomato thread.

    I also grow delicious and Worley red.  Worley is what they call a Oxheart tomato.


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    margba
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    I will try to save thec Abe Lincoln seeds.  That is neat about your tomato paste variety, Bette!  Thanks for the nice reply!  Since I am in transition, getting ready to kove this summer, I didnt plant as much as I would have liked!  Always next year, Lord willing!


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    SunshineNY6
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    I started Mortgage tomatoes this year. The story goes that the man who first grew them raised tomatoes that were so large that he sold enough of them so that he paid off his mortgage.


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    I looked that tomato up Wendy.  Sounds like a big producer however it is a 95 day tomato which wouldn’t work here.  Otherwise I would have tried it.  Please let us know how they do for you or are these the ones that you raised for a friend?


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    steve232__nc
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    The only heirloom tomato I’m growing this year is a couple of German Johnson’s. I grew them a couple of years ago and I thought they did have better flavor than most other tomatoes. Well I am also growing some of the Italian paste tomatoes and looking forward to soon sinking my teeth into one of them.


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    Just Mari
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    I think I did a really silly thing.  I bought a tomato plant labeled “heirloom tomato” That’s it.  That’s all the tag said. It’s the strangest looking plant.  It’s leaves are like no other tom. leaves I have ever seen before. Is this normal? 


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    Mari, there are some tomato plants that have what they call potato leaf tomatoes.  The leaves will look more like a potato plant than a tomato.


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    Just Mari
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    This does!  Good thing I asked.  I was thinking I might yank it but I’ll wait & see what it produces.  Thanks!

     


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    Brandywine is one of the most popular potato leaf heirloom tomatoes.


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    Just Mari
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    I hope it’s Brandywine, but I have no idea.  Silly me for buying something that’s not labeled any better.  It’s probably a 250 day one! lol

     


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    I don’t think any of them are much over 90 days.


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    Just Mari
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    kidding!!!!! lol


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    albertagran
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    I have a large Manitoba bush tomato that is almost ready to pick.  Yum.


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