Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Large Red Tomato

Here's one from a couple months ago, Large Red Tomato, (way more interesting than its name):
And here is a fun bit of its history from the SESE catalog:
Prior to the Civil War, one of the most commonly grown and best documented tomato varieties in the country. Listed in the 1843 Shaker seed catalog at New Lebanon, NY, the 'Large Red' tomato is vital for antebellum garden re-creations and historic farms. Fearing Burr in his 1865 book stated that: "From the time of the introduction of the tomato to its general use in this country, the 'Large Red' was almost the only kind cultivated, or even commonly known."

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