YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY TOMAHTO

“FAMILY HEIRLOOMS
Odd looking, completely delicious, these tomatoes jump out of the box

Olivia Wu, San Francisco Chronicle (www.sfchron.com) Staff Writer

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Americans love tomatoes. Americans buy tomatoes. Here’s the news, though: Americans are once again tasting tomatoes. And most of the tomatoes that truly have taste are heirloom tomatoes. […]

“Heirloom” means a fruit or vegetable has been bred from seed gathered from a plant that was pollinated the old-fashioned way, via birds and bees. Not hybrids, heirlooms produce in a way that’s “true to type.” In other words, the fruit doesn’t change much from generation to generation. […]

[A large portion of the article regarding growing tomatoes has been omitted so that we don’t infringe on copyright. Visit www.sfchron.com for the entire article.]

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Wow- whoda thunk there was so much to learn about tomatoes???
(RJR)

Posted on August 22, 2004 at 1:32 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink
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