August 4, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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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
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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
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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
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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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