Thursday, April 2, 2009

Scientific American Writes About Heirloom Tomatoes

Here's an “against the grain” article in Scientific American about heirloom tomatoes found here. Interesting reading, but there several serious inaccuracies used as a foundation for their conclusion that heirlooms are weak. For instance “Any plant that sets only two fruits, as heirlooms typically do” – say what?? I've never read that, nor have I experienced it. Heirloom tomatoes couldn't have lasted this long in the wild if only two fruits were produced.

Nevertheless, it's worth a read. Check the comments for rebuttals.

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