Re: [tomato] Book on Heirlooms

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 18:02:07 -0400

Hi Kim,

I don't know of a listing of specifically Amish tomatoes but here are some
with which I am familiar.

Brandywine Red
Brandywine Pink
Amish Paste
Amish Canner
Amish Salad
Shirley S. ...Given to me by an Amish buggy driver in Lancaster PA who said
is was a wedding present to his great grandmother.  The Amish called this
one "Old Red" but it's actually pink so at Carolyn Male's suggestion, I
changed the name toShirley S. after Shirley Spooner of London.  There is a
british hybrid called Shirley so the S. was needed to differentiate.

There are a number of other Amish types but I know of no documentation.

Chuck Wyatt