[Tomato Dirt #139] Heirlooms and Hybrids: What's the Difference and Which Should I Choose?
March 01, 2018
Tomato Dirt Newsletter Volume 8, Number 4
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Not to be politically correct here, but the truth is that there is no right answer. It's all about what you like in tomatoes and tomato plants. Tomato gardeners develop personal preferences when they choose tomato varieties to grow. Both have strengths and weaknesses.
We've dug up the dirt so you can choose for yourself.
Heirloom tomatoes are varieties that have
been reproduced for generations. They're true to their type from their own seed. Gardeners appreciate their consistency.
Like hybrids, they can be eaten raw or cooked.
Some heirlooms have production histories spanning hundreds of years. A tomato variety is considered an heirloom if …
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