RE: [tomato] Beautiful Pix

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 13:01:57 -0400

Hi Margaret,

>>I grew Black from Tula last year and did some tomato canning.<<  I grew
it and several others of the "black" type but I must say that I wasn't
impressed.  Of the dark tomatoes I feel Cherokee Purple is the best by a
long shot.

>> I was surprised that Dr. Male thought potato-leafed varieties were more
disease resistant than regular leafed. I'm sure she's referring to blight
since she has no experience with curly top virus. That's an equal
opportunity destroyer, I think, <<  Carolyn has been advocating that for
years and I certainly wouldn't be presumptuous enough to dispute her.

>>What's that made of in case a little would disintegrate in the garden?<< 
It's just a cardboard like material which looks to be easy enough to gather
up and throw away at the season's end.  I'm not an organic purist but that
stuff appears to be "kosher" for those who are.

>> I think I sent you seeds for Lennie and Gracie's
Kentucky Heirloom, didn't I? How did that work for you?<<  It didn't.  An
apparently stunted plant produced tiny withered fruit.  Is there a
possibility of crossed seed?

Come home with your new leg soon,