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Developing Exceptional Heirloom Tomato Plants

By Carol Quimbone

Heirloom tomato plants are strains of a plant that has been passed on from generation to generation. The period can take hundreds of years.

An heirloom tomato plant has not been crossed with any other assortment of tomato plants at all, and one of its greatest benefits is you can get the seeds from the most desirable and biggest tomato you have managed to grow and plant it in the following growing season. Nevertheless, you must make sure that you have successful disease management, as these plants are a lot more prone to diseases compared to crossbreed types. This certainly will not pose a big problem because there are now organic sprays that can be used to protect against many different conditions that have an effect on the plant.

The fruit from the heirloom tomato plants are believed to taste better than hybrids. This has long been attested to by many professional chefs. Yet to be able to grow more disease tolerant plants, cross pollination is implemented to produce a lot of the hybrid versions we know of today. The end result are plants that are disease proof but with much less taste than heirloom tomatoes. If you’re uncertain if you’re able to deal with the disease problem, you can find heirloom plants instead of seeds. Most are sent to your house strong and healthy, and all you have to do is to prepare the ground and sow them.

Once you have grown your own heirloom tomato plants, you can save the seeds and grow them for generations to come. You can also ask around which among the heirloom tomatoes will do better in your particular area. If you already have your own heirloom tomatoes saved, you can have a little experiment and cross pollinate it with your variety. This way, you can have a variety of heirloom that is uniquely yours.

With a little effort you can start your own heirloom tomato plants in no time at all.

Learn more about tomato cages. Stop by Carol Quimbone’s site where you can find out all about the best vegetable garden layout and what it can do for your gardening.

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