Friday, May 7, 2010

Tomato Man's Daughter

tomato man's daughter

My obsession with tomatoes is bordering on pathological. We couldn't pass through Tulsa on our way home from MO without stopping at Tomato Man's Daughter. The Tomato Man, Darrell Merrell, was a long time heirloom grower and seed saver. He passed away a few years ago, but his daughter, Lisa, has continued growing and selling their huge list of varieties. You can read more about them here and here. We were able to pick up a few of the varieties that we aren't growing ourselves, Paul Robeson, OP Sweet 100, Principe Borghese, Marglobe and Purple Calabash. She also had Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomatillo, so we bought two of those. The plants are strong and healthy and starting to bud.

tomato man's daughter

We've had a few plumbing issues this week, so we're behind in getting everything into the ground, but we're hoping to finish off our planting this weekend.


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