Re: [tomato] Solar Set

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 20:14:04 -0500

Hi Linda,

If you really want to find out about tomatoes by using this forum, a little
less sarcasm might produce better results. :-)

As I mentioned in another posting, I'm in the process of developing a 400
variety web page that will describe the immense variation within the
heirlooms whose existence encompasses hundreds of years worldwide, although
they are relative newcomers to our country.  Don't be mislead into thinking
that Brandywine is some standard bearer for all heirlooms.  Their diversity
is such that it is impossible to generalize. Brandywine is the token
heirloom for many seed companies and for that reason it's better known than
any other.  The general strain on the commercial market is but a poor
imitator of the original. If you are really interested, send me a postal
address and I'll return a few seeds of the Suddath's strain of Brandywine. 
If, on the other hand, you just want to be argumentative, go bother
somebody else. <G>

I am stricken with macular degradation which, in short, means I'm going
blind.  I can't sit and stare at this screen for long.

See my post to Margaret, a long time friend.  C'mon girls, can't we play

Good gardening,