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Heirloom

An asset passed down within a family for several generations. Heirlooms refer to personal property, such jewelry or furniture, and not to major assets like real estate. Heirlooms often have intrinsic value, but because they may appeal to a limited demographic (family members and collectors), they may be illiquid.
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Heirloom tomatoes can also be defined by their offshoots, which have a different color, size, shape, and taste.
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.
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.
We cut the heirlooms (which vary in acidity and texture) into different sizes and shapes -- slices, wedges and halves (cherry tomatoes).
Created Heirlooms: Crossing two known parents of known heirloom varieties and from the resulting plants selecting those that meet the desired and stable characteristics.