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"Heirloom" varieties

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"Heirloom" varieties

jlafler | Aug 19, 2008 01:31 PM

When did the term "heirloom" (for varieties of produce and other foodstuffs) come into common usage? I remember first coming across it at Phipps Ranch in Pescadero, where they grow an amazing assortment of hard-to-find bean varieties. That would have been about 12-15 years ago. Lately I seem to hear/see the term everywhere.

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