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100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken)

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Publisher Comments:

Preserved by families, collected by seed savers, passed around among farmers, heirloom tomatoes are now being sought out by more and more home gardeners as an alternative to the bland sameness of commercial hybrids. And happily, these growers are discovering that heirlooms are not only vastly more flavorful, but are just as hardy and easy to cultivate as the hybrids.

Dr. Carolyn J. Male, who has raised more than a thousand heirloom tomatoes, here presents 100 consistently top-performing varieties for North American gardeners. There are red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, green, orange, purple, and even black tomatoes--like Black from Tula, with green shoulders and a dusky rose-black coloring. There are cherry tomatoes, too--try Martino's Roma, a paste with spectacular yield and built-in tolerance of blossom end rot. For every gardener, no matter how experienced, here's everything you need to know to grow and harvest tomatoes with real taste.

Book News Annotation:

Tomato aficionado and professor of microbiology Dr. Male provides a detailed analysis of 100 heirloom tomatoes, with observations ranging from their foliage type and productivity to nuances of flavor. Includes chapters on tomato culture and seed-saving, with excellent color photographs.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Tomatoes have always been far and away the most popular plant in the vegetable garden, and today the class act among tomatoes is the heirloom varieties--those vegetables with a past that go back generations, their seeds preserved and passed down among families, friends, and dedicated farmers. And no one knows heirloom tomatoes like Carolyn Male, a biologist who's grown more than a thousand varieties in the last 14 years. Following the lush and practical format of 100 English Roses for the American Garden (with 57,000 copies in print), 100 Heirloom Tomatoes is a thorough how-to and a stunningly photographed field guide. It covers every facet of growing heirlooms, from selecting the right varieties for your zone and type of garden to timing and planting of seeds, transplanting, hardening off, staking vs. caging, fertilizing, and more. There's a section on how to become a seed saver and even how to do crosses that will lead to creating your own heirlooms. Then comes the tasty part: Aunt Ginny's Purple and Amish Paste, Redfield Beauty, Green Zebra, Georgia Streak and the Santa Clara Canner. Fluted, scalloped, flattened, or lobed--white, pink, red, orange, gold, or chocolate brown--sweet to tart, mild to strong, perfumed and fruity to dark and smoky--now these are tomatoes with real character.

Synopsis:

Drippy, delicious, mouthwatering taste. That's what heirloom tomatoes are all about. From seeds carefully collected and passed down through generations, heirlooms reinvigorate the garden--and captivate the gardener--with their beguiling flavors, their wild variety of shapes and colors, and their enchanting histories.

100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden covers every facet of raising these nearly lost treasures, including when to plant seeds and transplant seedlings, ways to prevent foliage diseases, cultivation, propagation, and more.

Following the step-by-step how-to is a stunningly photographed and comprehensive field guide to 100 tried-and-true heirloom varieties, from the spicy Green Grape--the only true ripe-when-green cherry tomatoe-- to Omar's Lebanese--a superbly flavored pink beefsteak that can grow as large as four pounds.

About the Author

Carolyn J. Male, Ph.D., is a professor of microbiology at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She is also a major voice on AOL's tomato forum, and an author whose articles appear in Kitchen Gardening, The American Cottage Gardener, and The Historical Gardener. Dr. Male scientifically--and lovingly--has raised more than a thousand different varieties of heirloom tomatoes in her zone 5 garden in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kent Whealy

Preface: Cultivating an Heirloom Tomato Obsession

ORIGINS OF THE TOMATO

What Is an Heirloom Tomato Variety?

Classification of Heirloom Tomatoes

SELECTING HEIRLOOM TOMATO VARIETIES

About Zones

Making Choices

GROWING HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

Seed Sowing

Siting the Garden

Sprawling, Staking, Caging, and Pot Culture

Transplanting

Fertilization

Pruning

Biotic Diseases

Abiotic Diseases

SAVING SEED

Pollination

Isolation Distances

Fermenting Tomato Seed

How to Ferment Seeds

CREATING YOUR OWN HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

Deliberate Cross-Pollination

Selecting for a New Variety

Dehybridizing a Naturally Created Heirloom Variety

Dehybridizing a Known Commercial Hybrid

Genetic Traits for Selection

How Many Plants Do I Have to Grow Out?

Tomato Traits and Genetics

FIELD GUIDE TO 100 HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

APPENDIXES

Commercial Sources for Seeds and Books

Seed Sources for Individual Varieties

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761114000
Foreword:
Iannotti, Frank
Author:
Whealy, Kent
Author:
Male, Carolyn J.
Author:
Iannotti, Frank
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
Tomatoes
Subject:
Heirloom varieties
Subject:
Tomatoes -- Heirloom varieties.
Subject:
Gardening-Fruit
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Smith & Hawken
Publication Date:
19990701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
10.19x7.02x.71 in. 1.39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Tomatoes have always been far and away the most popular plant in the vegetable garden, and today the class act among tomatoes is the heirloom varieties--those vegetables with a past that go back generations, their seeds preserved and passed down among families, friends, and dedicated farmers. And no one knows heirloom tomatoes like Carolyn Male, a biologist who's grown more than a thousand varieties in the last 14 years. Following the lush and practical format of 100 English Roses for the American Garden (with 57,000 copies in print), 100 Heirloom Tomatoes is a thorough how-to and a stunningly photographed field guide. It covers every facet of growing heirlooms, from selecting the right varieties for your zone and type of garden to timing and planting of seeds, transplanting, hardening off, staking vs. caging, fertilizing, and more. There's a section on how to become a seed saver and even how to do crosses that will lead to creating your own heirlooms. Then comes the tasty part: Aunt Ginny's Purple and Amish Paste, Redfield Beauty, Green Zebra, Georgia Streak and the Santa Clara Canner. Fluted, scalloped, flattened, or lobed--white, pink, red, orange, gold, or chocolate brown--sweet to tart, mild to strong, perfumed and fruity to dark and smoky--now these are tomatoes with real character.
"Synopsis" by ,
Drippy, delicious, mouthwatering taste. That's what heirloom tomatoes are all about. From seeds carefully collected and passed down through generations, heirlooms reinvigorate the garden--and captivate the gardener--with their beguiling flavors, their wild variety of shapes and colors, and their enchanting histories.

100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden covers every facet of raising these nearly lost treasures, including when to plant seeds and transplant seedlings, ways to prevent foliage diseases, cultivation, propagation, and more.

Following the step-by-step how-to is a stunningly photographed and comprehensive field guide to 100 tried-and-true heirloom varieties, from the spicy Green Grape--the only true ripe-when-green cherry tomatoe-- to Omar's Lebanese--a superbly flavored pink beefsteak that can grow as large as four pounds.

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