August 4, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone

Faux Green Olives, A Good Use of Green Tomatoes

I’m a little busy right now, and unfortunately, the garden has fallen down the list of priorities. I will be a vendor at The 2nd National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA, September 11-13, 2012. Shortly after that, I will … Continue reading

January 6, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone

Bisignano #2 Tomatoes – One Plant, Four Shapes of Fruit

I like to think of this tomato like this as the anti-Cello pack tomato. The Cello Packs as I recalled were 3 bland tomatoes in a small, white rectangle shaped basket wrapped in cellophane. It was the perfect synthesis of … Continue reading

August 14, 2011
by Jeff Quattrone

A Dried, Sweetened Tomato as a Fig Substitute?

Evidently in colonial times in America, this Philadelphia heirlom variety did exactly that. It seemed odd and intriguing to me when I first read about the Red Fig tomato being used as fig susbsitute in early America. When I read about that use, of course I … Continue reading

July 21, 2011
by Jeff Quattrone

Black Cherry Tomatoes, Small Tomatoes, Taste as Big as the Plants

I’m 6’4″ and my Black Cherry Tomato plants are taller then me, and still growing. We had a severe thunderstorm Tuesday evening, and two of these plants fell over. It’s a good thing the Northern Lights were there to catch them. … Continue reading

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