Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
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...more
Worth checking out for tomato enthusiasts.
I did not know that tomatoes have such an interesting history, until I read this book. I also thought heirloom varieties were a thing of the past and that hybrids are the best variety. Not so as Craig brings to life the many great varieties he has personally worked with throughout his 35 years of growing experience. This book is complete with history of each heirloom variety he discusses. I really enjoyed the charts and graphs which depict tomato shapes, sizes, yei ...more
Tomatoes and Italians are linked together in the public psyche, that is why I requested a review-copy of this book. So many classic Italian dishes rely on the sweet, tart, fresh flavor of tomatoes. In Italy, people who have a bit of land and enough sunshine usually try their hand at growing tomatoes. Be warned: once you start growing your own, you will never turn back, as I know from personal experience.
Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow ...more
Craig does a wonderful job explaining the ins and outs of successful planting of tomatoes. He gives excellent information on all different varieties and describes ways to get the maximum yield from your crop. He evens busts a few myths along the way.
He gives a few recommendations on where to get seeds. Thankfully, I had at least a couple of the recommended seed ...more
I will also be forever grateful to the author for doing such ...more
Brandywine, Sun Sugar, Cherokee Purple and many other are brightening gardener's kitchens again. Thanks Craig and others!