Re: [tomato] New Garden (
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 22:27:08 EST

In a message dated 01/05/2000 11:44:26 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< We are building a new house and garden here in sunny Perth, Western 
 Australia which has a classical mediteranean climate. The basic soil 
 is pretty much pure sand.
 Could anyone in the list give advice on the best sort of soil to get 
 in, to start our large vegie patch (ie mushroom compost etc ), and 
 what type of TASTY tomatoes to try to grow.  I've heard of one 
 called'Tommy Toe', which I'll give a try, but I fancy growing some 
 'heirlooms. Any ideas?
 Thanks a lot
 Steve Edlin >>

I don't have any specific recommendations, but just a thought.  With a 
"classical mediteranean climate", maybe you should look at varieties from 
Italy.  Maybe 'Costoluto Fiorentino' or 'Costoluto Genovese'?  Probably your 
best bet would be to talk to growers in your area and see what they grow.

Raleigh, NC, USA