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[Tomato Dirt] How to Grow a Champion Tomato … and All About Anna Russian Tomato
July 03, 2013

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 3, Number 11

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! Once or twice a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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June Tomato Masters Winner:
How She Did It!

Congratulations to Susan Heritage of Vail, AZ who nabbed our first-ever Tomato Masters award with her amazing Anna Russian tomato, which clocked in at a whopping 23.0 ounces (that’s 1 pound, 7 ounces – nearly a pound and a half of luscious tomato flavor.)

Susan shared these keys to her success:

  • compost
  • soil improvement over time
  • consistent watering
Get the full story about growing a champion tomato here.

Meanwhile, keep growing! We’re looking forward to seeing photos of your tomatoes in the coming weeks. Get all the details about how to enter our July edition of Tomato Masters.


FEATURE: Tomato of the Month
Anna Russian Tomato

Image: Julian Schmidt

The Anna Russian tomato (grown by our June Tomato Masters winner) is an oxheart heirloom variety with a rich, complex flavor that produces fruit early in the season … and keeps on going. Aficionados applaud its taste. It is often cited by gardeners as “my favorite oxheart.”

How Anna Russian came to the west is a fun and interesting story. During the 1980’s …(read more about Anna Russian Tomato and what this heirloom variety can add to your garden.)

Check out our Tomato of the Month page to read all about fun and interesting tomatoes.


Some of Your Favorite Tomatoes of the Month

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That’s it for now. More next time!

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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