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Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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p1mkw
Apr 13, 2015 12:20 PM CST
This is from the Heirloom Seeds website:

HEIRLOOM SEEDS GARDEN TRIVIA : The Pilgrims considered growing tomatoes an abomination - equal to dancing, card playing and theater going. Those caught with the fruit were often displayed in the public square and ridiculed!

Thank goodness this didn't continue to present day Sticking tongue out
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Apr 13, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Wow--thank goodness I was not part of that! I probably would have been shunned for growing tomatoes Rolling my eyes.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Apr 30, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Is that because they thought they were poisonous?

Or because those libidinous Frenchies called them "pommes d'amour" (apples of love)?

I read somewhere that the British paid George Washington's cook to poison him, so the cook made a dish using "those poisonous tomatoes" and then ran away before George ate it. It might be an urban legend!
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Frillylily
May 6, 2015 12:03 PM CST
maybe they thought tomatoes caused the girls to make eyes at boys!

or that tomatoes would cross pollinate with something else they were growing and ruin the seed?

or that tomatoes would make your eyelashes fall out or your nosehairs grow long or your eyebrows turn green?

Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
May 6, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Wouldn't it be potatoes that made girls make eyes at boys?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 6, 2015 4:21 PM CST
well, yes that would make more sense of course!
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
May 14, 2015 5:36 PM CST
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