[tomato] Was: Hybrids vs. Non-Hybrids; Now: Thick Skin Tomatoes

Doreen Howard (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Wed, 21 Jun 2000 20:56:12 -0500

Yes, it's true that tomatoes grown in hot, southern climates develop thicker
skins--no matter the variety.  It's a natural defense against evaporation.
Doreen Howard
Zone 4b, where the toms have thin skins; formerly of Zone 9b, where you had
to peel the toms, because the skins were so thick!

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen <kaheinen@bellsouth.net>
To: Tomato@GlobalGarden.com <Tomato@GlobalGarden.com>
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [tomato] Hybrids vs. Non-Hybrids

>> >  >
>>     I don't think that was the situation here though, because I grew a
>> of other large beefsteak tomatoes last year and they grew to be very
>> The alleged Big Beefs were all perfectly round and about 6-8 pounces.
>> didn't match the description at all. Um...certainly Walmart couldn't have
>> mixed up the tabs in their nursery? <wink...>
>>     --Michael
>I know that Walmart always labels there plants very carefully......cough,
>cough, cough.....so that couldn't be it!
>Not sure what it was then but since I moved here in the heat of summer have
>always gotten thicker skinned tomatoes than when I grew them up north.