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Title:
Epic tomatoes : how to select & grow the best varieties of all time
Author:
LeHoullier, Craig.
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Publication Information:
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
Physical Description:
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier, tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes--from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them.
Language:
English
Contents:
The origins of today's tomato -- Anatomy of a tomato -- Planning and planting -- Growing, maintenance, and care -- Harvest celebration -- Saving for the future -- Breed your own tomatoes -- Q&A -- Troubleshooting guide: diseases, pests, and other problems.
ISBN:
9781612122083

9781612124643
Format :
Book

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Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to various pests and tomato diseases, explaining how best to avoid them. With beautiful photographs and intriguing tomato profiles throughout, Epic Tomatoes celebrates one of the most versatile and delicious crops in your garden.


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Enter the epics tomatoes, that is. LeHoullier readily admits to his garden obsession, detailing his switch from nursery-produced transplants to self-started seedlings and his risky but deliberate change from hybrids to heirlooms and nonhybrids. He eventually grew 1,000-plus tomato varieties over a decade. Here he showcases the ten tastiest, including the Nepal, the heirloom that converted him from hybrids. LeHoullier covers the origins and anatomy of today's tomato, planning and planting, maintenance, harvesting, seed saving for future plantings, and breeding your own varieties. He also provides a troubleshooting guide for dealing with pests, diseases, and other issues, accompanied by such useful sidebars as Tomato Seed Longevity. The many charming illustrations and color photos include images of vintage seed packets and ads, and the appendix offers lists of resources and sources, all immensely useful for growers of America's most popular home crop.--Scott, Whitney Copyright 2014 Booklist