Heirloom tomatoe seeds, Southeastern U.S.

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Does anyone know of heirloom tomatoe varietys well adapted to the S.E. portion of the U.S. ? Paarticularly, southern S.C. or southern Ga. Also, where they may be available for sale? Thanx!

-- Margaret Jensen (gjensenii@earthlink.net), February 26, 2001


Burpee's has a Brandywine that I planted the last two year they did great for me. I am in the south central area of NC. Someone suggested that I try Mortgage Lifter this year and I have already started the seedlings. Try to order the Burpee Heirloom Catolog it has a nice selection of heirloom seeds. www.burpee.com or 1-800-888-1447,it's free.

-- Debbie T in N.C. (rdtyner@mindspring.com), February 26, 2001.

Hello Margaret, Jefferson Davis is a good heirloom tomato. I got mind on Ebay. Sincerely, Ernest www.communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks

-- Ernest in the Ozarks (espresso42@hotmail.com), February 26, 2001.

Hi Margaret, check out www.heirloomtomatoes.net There's a great variety to choose from. As Debbie mentioned, Mortgage Lifter is a great one and as Ernest said, Jeff Davis is very good too. I grew them both here in Tenn, and both did great. Had more Jeff Davis tomatoes than I knew what to do with! I also liked Akers WVA, Arkansas Traveler, Church, Winns All, and Cherokee Purple. I tried a yellow one called Earl of Edgecomb. It was the best tasting yellow one I had ever eaten. Well worth growing. Have fun trying to make up your mind, this web site has tons of varieties! :) Also, I grew German Johnson, but had a terrible fungus problem with it. Don't know if it was because of our really wet spring last year or if the tomato was very susceptible to it, but I won't try it again this year. It didn't seem to like our humid summers.

-- Annie (mistletoe@earthlink.net), February 27, 2001.

Dear ms jensen Try R.H. SHUMWAYS seed catalouge it has many heirloom varietys and you'll thier catalouge it's done in 1890's graphics. It's worth it just for that (i think it's free) here's the number 1-803-663-9771 p.o. box 1 graniteville sc 29829-0001

-- john h. (ghubbar@bellsouth.net), March 01, 2001.

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