Re: [tomato] getting ready to order seed. Need opinions. (
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 11:27:43 EDT


Your list looks remarkably like my list, with a few variants.  I'm a newbie 
at heirlooms, so I'll be very interested in the answers you get.  The one 
perhaps useful comment I can make is that instead of Martino's Roma I'm 
growing Opalka.  My reasons are:  A neighbor grew Opalka, and they were 
beautiful, deep red, and utterly delicious for salads as well as for paste;  
Carolyn Male, in her book  100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden, 
says Opalka's delicious with a high yield; Opalka tomatoes are nifty looking, 
more like hot peppers than tomatoes!  Carolyn also says that the plant is 
large and vigorous (indeterminate), so I don't know about containers, unless 
they're large.  

Let's see what others have to say!

Aulaire in the Hudson River Valley