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Posted on 04 March 2011 by tomatocasual.com

What is Old is New Again in the World of Tomatoes

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

The old saying that everything old is new again is so true even today.

Second-hand stores and goodwill stores pop up everywhere along with vintage clothing and household stores.

This movement is not limited to clothing and furniture but can also be found in the garden.

Heirloom plants are coming to the for front more and more especially as one scans the seed catalogs and visits vegetable and/or herbal sales this year.

Heirloom tomato seeds or plants can add a touch of nostalgia Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 01 April 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Learning Tomato Terminology

white-tomatoBy Vanessa Richins

When you see tomatoes in the store, they are usually red and round.

When you really start to explore the world of all things tomato, however, you will come to realize it’s a complex subject.

For example, did you know that tomatoes can be:

-White
-Yellow
-Gold
-Pink
-Red Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 03 October 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Does Hybrid Mean Sterile?

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Rare Heirloom Tomato: Raising the Purple CherokeeBy Amelia Tucker

When planting hybrid tomatoes, are you safe from escape plants for the next season? No!

Hybrid tomatoes are a combination of varieties making a third plant with the desired qualities of the first two plants in it.

When you save the seeds from a hybrid tomato, you have no idea what variety will grow the following year.
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