Re: [tomato] Floramerica

Celeste or Dave Anderson (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 08:05:15 +0000

In all my years of tomato growing, I've never heard of 
"cannonball-itis", but I'm guessing that you're talking about large 
beefsteak-like fruits. If you are, you weren't growing Floramerica. 
Send me your snail-mail address privately, and I'll send you some 
seeds. Floramerica is a hybrid, so if you saved seeds, you could have 
been growing anything.

Dave Anderson
Tough Love Chile Co.

> This is a bolt from the blue.  I've grown Floramerica, and it produces
> beautiful tomatoes in a beautiful array, but in no way does it resemble any
> Brandywine I've grown.  Floramerica is afflicted with cannonball-itis, and
> has no more flavor than supermarket tomatoes or cardboard.  Margaret