Re: [tomato] Great listing of heirlooms online! (
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 02:24:20 EDT


     You were right!  Marianne has a very informative web site on tomatoes.  
I went there and was amazed that she had a number of my creations.  For those 
who don't know, I am the original breeder of Green Grape, Green Zebra, 
Schimmeig Creg, Banana Legs, Brown Derby, Green Bell Pepper tomato, Elberta 
Girl, all of which she includes in her fabulous tomato list.

    I suppose I'll be posting on this board now that I have been lurking for 
many months.  I also told the tomato board on AOL about your tomato group and 
I'll bet you will be flooded with all kinds of new people.  My apologies if 
you get too many postings in the future!  Blame me for letting the cat out of 
the bag!

     BTW, I have hundreds if not thousands of new varieties to release to the 
public someday.  Some of my more interesting lines are Brandystripe, 
Greensleeves, Verde Claro, Tasmanian Gold, Wagner, Apple Butter, Olympic 
Gold, Sweet N Sour,  Painted Merced, New Green Zebra, Christmas Tomato, and 
more.  I could describe some if anybody wants to know more about them.  These 
will not be available until I find a way to get them out.  I desire is to get 
color and flavor into new tomatoes and disease tolerance into Heirlooms.  My 
46 years of plant breeding has given me this headstart!  

Hope to visit with many of you on the tomato board.

Tom Wagner
Bakersfield, Ca