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    We only sell what we grow and we grow a few hierlooms. We utilize plasticulture and drip irrigation. We sell at framers markets, direct to those who show up on the farm, and restaurants. We also grow other vegetables and berries but really specialize in something old, odd, but always delicious. Like red burgundy okra and black and green ripe maters. I would love to hear about your varieties.
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    First ripe ones last year

    I have no idea why the pic won't go?

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    We grew Black cherry tomatoes this year, and will again next year. Looking at others for next year. Great taste, and you can ferment and save the seeds for next years crop.
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    I love heirloom tomatoes and grow a lot of them every year. This year my favorite was Costoluto Genovese. They say that heirlooms have the best flavor but I have to disagree with that as there are many hybrids that are outstanding such as Sungold, Countrytaste, Sunsugar, etc. I also steer toward indeterminate types unless I plan on canning.

    The tomatoes with the ribs are the Costoluto's, they look nice on display as well as tasting good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutsqueezer View Post
    I love heirloom tomatoes and grow a lot of them every year. This year my favorite was Costoluto Genovese. They say that heirlooms have the best flavor but I have to disagree with that as there are many hybrids that are outstanding such as Sungold, Countrytaste, Sunsugar, etc. I also steer toward indeterminate types unless I plan on canning.

    The tomatoes with the ribs are the Costoluto's, they look nice on display as well as tasting good.

    This year I planted a couple Cherkoee Purple and a couple Mortgage Busters. I like the tomatoes, but they don't produce well here in central Oklahoma, at least not for me. I find that a variety called "Super Fantastic" is the most reliable producer from year to year. I'll look for the Costolutos next year.
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    I want to try the C genovese. I know murdered the spelling, but they are one that has the qualities I look for. I was all about better/ big boys & Marion's. Never cared for celebrities as they have always acted just like there namesake. Picky, don't do a whole lot, and lack taste. I plant deep and use deep tillage practices. My plants averaged about 6-7 lbs this past season.

    My wife is the key. She is the brains, I just a strong back! She started our heirloom adventure with red brandywines and pineapples. I gave her such a hard time because the pineapple only made ONE tomato. Until she cut the million tomato as I called it. It was done for me. The complex sugar and acid mix, flavor flavor flavor.

    Has anyone every grown the Berkeley tie-die? I want to grow it so bad but cannot find the seed.
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    We usually try to plant 4 or 5 varieties because ususally there is one that doesn't do very well in any given season. Supersteak is my favorite, with Beefsteak a close second. My Mom likes the Mr. Stripely, but isn't a fan of the Pineapple. Rutgers for early and canning. Big Mama Roma for thick juice. The only heirloom one I have is a big yellow tomato, I don't even know a name to call it. The vines will get over 10' long and the leaves are a very distinctive shape and color. It's drought and heat tolerant and produces half pound to one pound tomatoes vigorously throughout the season. The frost kills the plants every year.

    I actually had a very nice lady from wintersown.org send me some odd heirloom tomato seeds to try. You may check with her. WinterSown.Org HOME
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    -randy-market-jpgwe had cherokee purple, carbon, black krim, amana orange, kelloggs breakfast, italian tree, san marzano, maybe some others. they all sold very well at the farmers market. the picture is from back in the late spring. you can see some of them in the basket there. more pics on fb under the farm name.

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    Thanks crowbar I will check there.

    Randy what is the farm name ? I also did not see the farmers market pic . I am using my phone would that matter?

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