Re: [tomato] Great listing of heirlooms online!

Doreen Howard (
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 20:26:06 -0500

Glad you came out of the closet, Thom, and stopped lurking!!  You are such a
valuable asset and your comments are needed.  I'm interested on all your
colorful creations, and I've grown most of yours that are in the trades.
What is Brown Derby like?  Do you ever contact Park's about their Green
Zebra X Banana Legs cross?  What did you learn?  Bet it came from Seeds by
Doreen Howard

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Date: Sunday, September 05, 1999 1:33 AM
Subject: Re: [tomato] Great listing of heirlooms online!

>     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
>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
>many months.  I also told the tomato board on AOL about your tomato group
>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
>the bag!
>     BTW, I have hundreds if not thousands of new varieties to release to
>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.
>will not be available until I find a way to get them out.  I desire is to
>color and flavor into new tomatoes and disease tolerance into Heirlooms.
>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