|A Delicious Heirloom|
Some of the drawbacks to heirlooms are that they do not produce as well as hybrids and they tend to be very particular about the climate they grow in. However, this does make them an excellent candidate for container gardening because if it’s too hot out side they can be moved to a cooler area, or vise-versa. Heirlooms also tend to have less fruit and more foliage but as a rule, more foliage means better tasting fruit. This is a great tradeoff.
You won’t typically find Heirloom Tomatoes in your local supermarket; this is because most growers prefer hybrid tomatoes because of higher yields, rapid growth, and resistance to disease. The drawback to hybrids is that flavor is sacrificed for rapid growth and yield. Just a note, Heirloom Tomatoes can be found at many Farmer’s Markets, and some organic supermarkets, however, the best way to get them is to grow them!
Until the next time, Happy Gardening!
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