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Seeking information on Ontario tomato variety

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Seeking information on Ontario tomato variety

buttertart | Aug 12, 2009 01:15 PM

Hello from NYC. I was raised in London with summers in Port Franks, and fondly remember a type of late-summer tomato my father would get from farm stands near the cottage. It was smallish and pointed at the stem end (so the vertical slice was basically heart-shaped) (my father used to call it the tomato with a nipple, har de har har har). In texture it was closer to a plum tomato than to a beefsteak. It was intensely tomatoey in taste. I have been looking for this tomato all over the States and have enlisted the help of a good friend who is a master gardener (and would be interested in growing these), but have never come up with anything similar. Does this ring a bell with anyone? If so are they still grown? And does anyone know the name of the variety? (Would be wonderful to be eating these this time next year). Thanks much.

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