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2014-09-09 20:24:33

DAYTON, Wash., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year's winner was the Zebra. No, we're not talking about a wild animal race. We're talking about the winning tomato chosen by participants of last year's heirloom tomato tasting event during Dayton's Heirloom Gardeners Food and Wine Weekend. The Port of Columbia, along with local partners the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton Historic Depot, Pacific Power, and Northwest Public Radio, invite you to choose your favorite...

2013-02-01 23:01:08

The new 2013 Heirloom Solutions seed catalog is now available online. This new catalog boasts nearly 300 varieties of heirloom seeds. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Heirloom Solutions recently released their 2013 Heirloom Seed Catalog to the general public through their website, http://www.HeirloomSolutions.com. This new catalog highlights nearly three-hundred varieties of heirloom seeds, including thirty heirloom varieties not previously offered by the company. This marks the third release of...

2010-09-03 12:05:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fat summer tomatoes dangle in profusion from vines in gardens and farms across the country, researchers at Wake Forest University are looking for a way to make future harvests hold up better against drought or lack of nutrients. But the tomatoes these researchers study, with names like Never Ripe and Green Ripe, are mutants that will never achieve that wonderful red that makes a perfect summer meal for many foodies. That's because...


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2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

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