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Old 01-13-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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Interesting article! I know I'd buy it if I could find it!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144191,00.html

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Old 01-13-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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gggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....don't get me started!
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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I saw a story on this on the news or some news show a few weeks back. It got me so angry. I would much rather have an ugly, but delicious tomato over a nice red perfectly round, but tasteless tomato any day!
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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exactly what gb said
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:46 PM   #5
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Is the Uglyripe the nearly black-colored one? I remember reading about something similar last summer. Looks like any prospect of tasty tomatoes is doomed for the near future, huh?

Edit: Guess I could have done a Google search before I asked the question. The uglyripe isn't dark colored and any similarity to a "cat" doesn't seem to be there. It's creased, but that's about it. :?
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I think the nearly black one is some kind of heirloom tomato called Black Brandywine or possibly Black Krim - but that's just a guess!
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Old 01-13-2005, 08:46 PM   #7
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I did some searching but couldn't find any reference to the particular tomato I was thinking of. :? Elf, you're probably right, I really don't know too much about tomato varieties. :?
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I don't either - I just remember this particular variety - and I was going by the picture :oops:
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:20 AM   #9
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The purplish ones could be 'Cherokee Purples', an heirloom tomato.

We need to find local sources and farmer's markets, and talk to them about growing some of these delicious 'heirloom' varieties; although the coastal area of SC is a huge tomato growing region, the mass produced 'Christmas ball' looking tomatoes have no taste, even tho they're right off the vine! We do have a farmer's market here that's getting more active, and some of the farmers are starting to bring to market their heirloom tomatoes and corn, along with some wonderful greens.

Mention to them also that restaurants are a great buyer for the 'gourmet' items; the more upscale restaurants are always looking for fresh, local sources.
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FYI

http://www.santasweets.com/ugly-ripe-faq.php
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