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

June 23, 2011
by Jeff Quattrone
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Boothby’s Blonde, My First Harvest

Tonight was it, my first harvest! And the first time I’ve tasted Boothby’ Blonde Cucumber. And the result, it tastes like a cucumber, which I love cucumbers. And there is quite a difference in one that you grow as opposed to … Continue reading

April 2, 2011
by Jeff Quattrone
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Heirloom? Hybrids? Why Not Both?

A friend of mine sent me a link to this article, Heirloom Seeds or Flinty Hybrids? and it gave me some food for thought. Since this is not a blog devoted to media critiques, I’ll refrain from that. I will focus on … Continue reading

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