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Feb 15, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
At my market, most people prefer red round tomatoes about the size of a tennis ball.

Last summer one lady asked for a yellow tomato every week. One lady in town often asks for "yellow pear" tomatoes, saying that's the only kind that her husband will eat.

At the farmer's market last summer a lady asked me what my tomatoes taste like. I didn't really know, since I don't taste them. So I decided that honesty was the best strategy, so I said, "They taste horrid.". What a bad farmer.... Not even tasting my tomatoes before selling them. So to ease the embarrassment I tasted fruits from every tomato plant in the garden. What a frightful experience. So much spitting. So much wasting of fruit with just a single small bite taken out of them. Ugh! ugh! ugh! I dislike the taste of almost all raw tomatoes. Hillbilly or Virgina Sweets are about the only tomatoes I have tried that aren't spitters.
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