Aker's West Virginia - large plant, high yield, good taste, blemish free fruit, 16 oz, thick strong trunk.
Amish Paste - not a true paste variety as it...moreAker's West Virginia - large plant, high yield, good taste, blemish free fruit, 16 oz, thick strong trunk.
Amish Paste - not a true paste variety as it is too juicy and too many seeds.
Amish Salada - fruit sits for weeks ripe without rotting. Mild flavor, crisp flesh, huge plant, very tolerant of foliage diseases, blemish free fruit, not susceptible to blossom end rot. High yield, cherry tomato.
Andrew Ruhart's Jumbo Red - prone to sunscald, Bright lemon yellow fruit.
Cuostralee - Up to 3 POUNDS in size, consistent producer, tastes great.
Dr. Carolyn - Named after the author. Clusters of 8 cherry sized fruits, pale ivory to yellow color, strong well balanced flavor. Foliage resistant to disease.
Dr. Lyle - Consistent high yield production. Only variety with gray green and regular leaf foliage. This may be the reason for its increased resistance to foliage diseases.
Druzba - Best choice for organic gardeners as it is resistant to every foliage disease. Balanced flavor, up to 16 oz fruits in clusters of 3 - 5.
German Red Strawberry - Best aroma and flavor of all heirlooms. 16 oz fruits.
Heidi - Ideal paste tomato. Resistant to every foliage disease even ones common to paste tomatoes. Rich tomato flavor, thick fruit, few seeds. 4 oz fruits in clusters of 4 - 5.
Lida Ukranian - Not sweet, but full bodied like most old varieties. Fruit keeps well on the vine. No cracking or foliage disease.
Manyel - Yellow 10 - 16 oz fruits, lemony and sweet. Best tasting yellow variety. Prone to cracking and sunscald.
Mule Team - Always blemish free fruit.
Olena Ukranian - large blemish free fruit. 1 - 2 pounds. Most resistant tomato to early blight. Red, late ripening.
Omar's Lebanese - Red 4 POUND FRUITS. Tastes great.
Pink Ping Pong - Very productive disease resistant cherry tomato. 3 - 4 oz fruits.
Red Pear - Average flavor. More tolerant of early blight. Blemish free fruit.
Riesentraube - 1 oz cherry fruits, with clusters of 20 - 40. 100s of blossoms on the plant. Blemish free fruit, complex full flavor like beefstakes.
Tangella - 2 - 3 oz tangy and zesty flavor. Firm fruit doesn't split. Deep orange colored globes in clusters of 9. Blemish free fruit.
Wuhib - 4 oz fruits in clusters of 5 - 7. From Ethiopia and withstands high temperatures. Paste variety that stays on vine without spoiling.
Yellow Pear - 1 - 2 oz yellow pear shaped fruits. Mild flavor. Mostly for looks. Not susceptible to blossom end rot.
Zrogola - Full bodied flavor. Disease resistant, withstands drought and heavy rains.(less)
I've never read an environmental book before. Leopold's observations on nature have challenged the way i view the world. I've heard of A Sand County A...moreI've never read an environmental book before. Leopold's observations on nature have challenged the way i view the world. I've heard of A Sand County Almanac before and was always confused by the title. For anyone else in those shoes here's a little help. He bought a scrubby piece of ground in WI that had been misused and flooded and not much remained so he got a deal when he bought it. It was by a little river so the beach area was sandy. In fact a lot of the land was unusable and sandy. He put a little cabin on the land for he and his family for the weekends and summers (he was a teacher so he had summers off.) He kept a journal about the place to capture his observations and thoughts. He referred the little patch of land as Sand County and his little journal as an almanac. (less)
Gluten causes just about any malady you could possibely have. Removing gluten from your diet can alleviate or cure acne, migraines, depression, hives, dementia, arthritis and a ton of other sypmtoms. Gluten is not the only cause for these symptoms, but removing almost always reduces the severity of these symptoms a little. however, the author stresses that gluten does in fact cause many symptoms and is the primary cause.
he's seen many patients remove gluten and get better. while he provides anecdotal examples, he recognizes these for what they are and calls for research. there's just one big problem. no one can make a profit removing gluten. what pharmeceutical company is going to tell you to cut out bread when they can sell you a drug? also, he presents a lot of biological pathways for metabolism and how gluten interrupts these. (less)
One of the most peculiar books i've ever read. this is the original from 1973, not the abridged version published in the 2000s by the Hendon M. Harris...moreOne of the most peculiar books i've ever read. this is the original from 1973, not the abridged version published in the 2000s by the Hendon M. Harris's daughter. Although, the abridged version is probably much easier for the reader as this BEAST was almost 800 pages and contained an awful lot of repetition and speculation.
Don't let that distract from the book's worth however.
Chinese myths have long been a mystery for many of the places and peoples mentioned in them. It wasn't until mr. Harris stumbled across an old Korean man in the 1960's that he began to take another look at these legends. This map was created in the 1500 or 1600's in Korea, but it was done so by Chinese scholars. It was also a copy of a map far older than that. He says he's had it authenticated to be around 4000 years old.
With this info he reread the Chinese myths. Mostly the Shan Hai Ching or Classic of the Mountains and Seas. With map in hand Harris claims many unidentifiable places in the the Classic match perfectly with the map.
Fu Sang is America. The Chinese visited the Grand Canyon, Mexico City, northern South America and all up the coast to California, Canada and Alaska. He states they followed the coast from China to Korea, Russia, Alaska and on down.
I'll try to post more later. I took a ton of notes as this book is rare. I had to interlibrary loan it to get a copy.(less)
Tomatoland is about how you can't grow anything in Florida b/c there is not dirt, only sand. So farmers resort to what is effectively hydroponics. In...moreTomatoland is about how you can't grow anything in Florida b/c there is not dirt, only sand. So farmers resort to what is effectively hydroponics. In order to combat the humidity and last of nutrition in the soil tons of chemicals are sprayed on them. But not just any chemicals, the worst of the worst. Chemicals that are so nasty they destroy the people who spray them, the environment they are washed into and the people who work the fields. And that is what the book is mostly about, those poor workers who pick the tomatoes.
I was shocked at the abuse they are subjected to. Dirty tomato farmers drive trucks to Mexico, promise to sneak people into the US and give them a job. In the US they are forced to live in terrible conditions work terrible hours at a job that subjects them to so many terrible chemicals that they often get sick from it. If they complaint about it they are beaten up or threatened with deportation.
The authors promote an idea that there was once a universal unit of measurement based on the circumference of the earth. It was used by ancient man pr...moreThe authors promote an idea that there was once a universal unit of measurement based on the circumference of the earth. It was used by ancient man prior to any known civilization. the unit used in the british isles they dub the Megalithic Yard. It is, through a complicated and maybe not correct way, connected to the Minoan Foot. It may or may not have been the precursor to the metric system.
The megalithic yard was discovered by measuring henges around the british isles and realizing they all were formed to a common unit. the authors make some pretty neat discoveries and extrapolate a lot more. They tie into the units of measurement for just about anything, volume, time etc.
mostly they rehash ideas from other people and add their own thoughts to it. its an interesting book i bought on a whim at half price books. (less)