Tasting Tomatoes, Pt 2: How to Really Taste a Tomato

Tasting Tomatoes, Pt 2: How to Really Taste a Tomato

So, you are about to taste lots of tomatoes. Lucky you! Thanks to the efforts of Seed Savers Exchange, we are the most fortunate tomato lovers in history, with literally thousands of tomatoes available for gardeners to grow and enjoy. Few events are as delicious, instructive, and fun as tomato tastings - so enjoy! Here are a few things to keep in mind that will enhance your experience.

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Tasting Tomatoes, Pt 1: Behind the Scenes at SSE

Tasting Tomatoes, Pt 1: Behind the Scenes at SSE

“How do you evaluate a tomato?” *pointing at tomatoes* “Yum . . . yum . . . and yum!” This was the response I got from Alex, Seed Savers Germination Technician and tomato enthusiast. How would you describe a “good tomato”? On a scale of 1-5 how do you quantify the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity found in a tasty tomato?

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Still Have Room in Your Garden? Here’s What to Plant Now!

Still Have Room in Your Garden? Here’s What to Plant Now!

Odds are good you’ve already transplanted your tomatoes and peppers outside and begun to harvest lettuce, spinach, and other greens to serve up fresh on your dinner plate. Yes, your garden has sprung to life, but if you’re interested in more than just weeding and watering, plenty of crops can still be planted in many regions of the United States.

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The Collier Cucumber: Once Nearly Lost, Now Preserved

 The Collier Cucumber: Once Nearly Lost, Now Preserved

One summer during the 1950s, Graham and Margaret Collier of Nashville, Tennessee planted all the seeds they had of their family’s heirloom slicing cucumber. Little did they know, none of the plants would survive that summer’s drought. But that's not where the story ends.

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