tomatoes can also be defined by their offshoots, which have a different color, size, shape, and taste.
FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DECADES, heirloom
tomatoes have experienced a revival of sorts.
He grows Home and Garden America heirloom
seeds for the best results.
Historical gardening is an important part of the Old Sturbridge Village mission and the museum's gardeners encourage home growers to help save heirloom
vegetable and flower varieties from extinction and to bring unique varieties and flavors to their home gardens.
Unlike modern hybrid varieties, heirloom
tomatoes come from true seed, mak-mak ing them easy to share.
There is no one, no one, as responsible for igniting heirloom
fever as Baker Creek Seed Company cofounder Jere Gettle.
It's a brutal but essential type of housekeeping that's required to maintain heirlooms
Wills and testaments often contain information about family heirlooms
with the testator usually specifying who the heirloom
is to be left to, even to quirky, everyday items such as a favourite clock or pewter jugs.
Unlike the typical hybrid vegetables from the supermarket, heirlooms
are open-pollinated cultivars, meaning they grow from seed and come back just the same, or "true to type.
But when discussing heirlooms
, vegetables tend to get the spotlight.
We cut the heirlooms
(which vary in acidity and texture) into different sizes and shapes -- slices, wedges and halves (cherry tomatoes).
: Crossing two known parents of known heirloom
varieties and from the resulting plants selecting those that meet the desired and stable characteristics.