Potato Tomatoes. - Knowledgebase Question

Marcy, NY
Question by pricefarm
March 13, 2000
Several years ago a friend of mine grew tomatoes that were pinkish in color, very large, and very few seeds. they were great for tomato sandwiches. She called them "potato tomatoes." I have searched your catalogs as well as other companies' and seem to have trouble locating these plants or seeds. I have read articles and the QandA section, but these don't seem to be the same "potato tomatoes" that are frequently referred to there. can u help?....


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Answer from NGA
March 13, 2000

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Some tomato varieties have foliage that looks more like that of a potato plant than a tomato plant. (This is not too surprising because the plants are both in the same family.) I suspect your friend may have been growing "Brandywine", a delicious and fine heirloom variety with pinkish fruit and potato type leaves. This is available from the Burpee Heirlooms catalog, you may call 1-800-888-1447 to order or request a catalog.

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