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    Commonly seen in the veggie garden is the tomato. In addition to being delicious and having a place alongside or inside of many meals, tomato plants and seeds are widely available. Most everyone can appreciate a crisp tomato on their burger, in their salad, or as part of a pasta dish, and as a...
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    Tomatoes are universally popular in gardens everywhere. Whether you are new to gardening or very experienced, chances are tomatoes are on the list of things you wish to grow. If you purchase a pack of seeds, you can simply read the instructions for basic planting information. While this is...
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    Ok they aren't really black in most cases, but more a shade of dark purple to, in extreme cases, chocolate, but these wonderful heirloom varieties often date back hundreds of years and range from such rich beefsteak tomatoes as the Purple Cherokee to the berry sized Black Cherry. Popular...
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    Tomatoes are one of the most varied plants you can put in your vegetable garden. Available in a wide range of shapes, colors, and tastes, there really is something for everyone. But how do you choose what to plant? Here's a quick breakdown of some of the most popular tomatoes gardeners tend to...
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    The June Tomato of the Month is the Mr. Stripey heirloom tomato. Mr. Stripey is also sometimes called 'Tigerella'. Mr. Stripey is an indeterminate tomato that can grow to a height of almost 9 feet and produces fruit that weighs over one pound. The fruit is typically reddish-yellow with...
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    There are literally thousands of different varieties of tomatoes available for the home vegetable gardener today. With this huge assortment of tomato varieties comes a little confusion between what is a hybrid and what is a heirloom tomato. Here is some information on what is meant when someone...
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    The Amana Orange Heirloom Tomato The Tomato of the Month for May is the Amana Orange Heirloom Tomato. The Amana Orange gets its name from the Amana Colonies of Iowa. It is a bright orange to yellowish-orange beefsteak tomato that can grow to a size upwards of two pounds with a diameter of...
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    The Tomato of the Month for April is the Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato. The Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato may have a strange name, but it has some awesome qualities. This heirloom variety has a very interesting history that starts back in the 1930's in Logan, West Virginia. As the story...
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    You have worked hard growing and harvesting all those tomatoes during the summer and fall, and have a pantry or freezer full of preserved tomatoes. Have you ever stopped and stared at all those tomatoes and wondered what to do with them? If this has happened to you, perhaps you need some...
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    The Tomato of the Month for January 2010 is the Black Krim Tomato. The Black Krim is an heirloom tomato that has gained much popularity in the last few years. The Black Krim is highly regarded for its excellent, yet bold taste, and medium to large size. This tomato can vary in color ranging from...
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    This is Part Three of a seven part series on quirks that can be found with tomatoes. If you are interested in checking out the other Tomato Quirk articles, here are the links: Tomato Quirks Part 1 - Catfacing Tomato Quirks Part 2 - Bumpy Stems Tomato Quirks Part 4 - Sunscald Tomato Quirks...
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    If you love to grow and eat tomatoes, then you will really enjoy experiencing a tomato festival. There are hundreds of tomato festivals throughout the U.S. every year that feature best tomato contests, tomato fights, tomato art, and much more. Here is the short list of upcoming tomato festivals...
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    Today's vegetable gardener has hundreds of different heirloom tomato varieties to choose from, anything from Brandywine to Mortgage Lifter. Some tomato growers have kept particular tomato seeds in their families for several generations. If you are interested in starting the trend of keeping an...
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