Re: [fukuoka_farming] Seed source for rare heirloom tomatoes
- At Sunday, 24 November 2002, Robert Monie wrote:
>I though I knew tomatoes, but I was wrong. Cynthia Jeffries ofTanager
>Song Farm lists over 500 varieties of open-pollinated tomatoes shesells,
>many of which are not on record with the Seed Savers' Exchange.Thanks Robert,
As I was picking the last of this years harvest today I began to
steel myself for the next five months of store-bought rubber balls,
and then you come along and pull me back into tomato-lover's heaven.
Don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Grew some Black Russians (supposedly from Russia by way of Territorial
Seed) this year. Incredibly prolific, sweet, low-acid, almost plum-
like flavor, but very prone to splitting. Probably from too much
water, I don't know. They are good enough to earn a spot on next
year's must-grow list.
>Cynthia Jeffries of Tanager Song Farm shows color photos of manyof these
>tomatoes on her web site http://www.cindymcdee.com . Just clickon "heirloom
>seeds," and then "tomato seeds."I was planning to get some work done tonight, but I can see where
I'll be spending most of my time. Better get a roll of paper towels
to soak up the inevitable drool.
>Larry, I nominate Tanager Song Farm as an addition to our seed links,types
>and I know I am going to try some of these international tomatoes
>in my garden this spring (even if I can't pronounce their names).Your description, combined with my addiction to home-grown tomatoes
(does it show?) is more than enough to earn a spot in the seeds links.