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Heirloom Tomatoes

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An open-pollinated heirloom cultivar of tomato.

An heirloom tomato (also called heritage tomato in the UK) is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years.

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Tomatoes, giving an heirloom quality to your kitchen

  • May 21, 2010
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Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds handed down through generations. In the 1950's hybridization began and people were less likely to take the time to save the seeds of their successful crops for the next year.  When you are at a market they are usually the most interesting to look at.  They offer a rainbow of size, shape and color and perfection in their distortions.  They give a depth and interest to recipes, hearkening back to a time when people took the opportunity to enjoy their food.  These tomatoes will give an heirloom quality to your kitchen.

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May 24, 2010
You described them perfectly!  I love heirloom tomatoes, especially in caprese salads.  Thanks for sharing, Julie!
 
May 21, 2010
It is lovely that you have heirlooms in your family. It must make many happy summer time meals. Cheers!
 
May 21, 2010
Great points. My wife has taken great care to make sure that heirloom string beans that her grandfather used to grow are kept going. Sadly, many varieties of fruits and vegetables that were around just a generation ago have already been lost. Thanks for bring this topic up!
 
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