Re: [tomato] Floramerica

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:05:01 -0600

At 08:05 AM 10/15/98 +0000, you wrote:
>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
It was Floramerica, Dave.  By cannonball-itis, I mean tough-skinned and
hard enough to survive shipping or a cannon shot.  Yes, they were pretty
and large, but...Margaret