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Heirloom TomatoesPosted with Hello
The LA Times covers the heirloom tomato scene
in Southern California. Heirloom tomatoes are mostly old-fashioned varieties bred for taste rather than the mass market. They're said to taste great, but they don't ship well: they're mostly thin-skinned and fragile, with short shelf lives. So, buy local (if you can find them): heirloom tomatoes shipped cross-country are apt to prove disappointing.