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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Sep 2, 2020 8:11 AM CST
My family grew these when I was a kid back in the 1950s shortly after the variety was introduced. This brings back happy memories. Good to know it's still on the market Sticking tongue out Smiling
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Sep 2, 2020 9:01 AM CST
Elizabeth- it sure brings back memories of when I was growing up in Jackson County west of Ann Arbor. But I think Mom & Dad grew the older tomatoes like Marglobe & Rutgers. We were always thankful for the summer vegetables; especially snap beans & cucumbers. A great time in my life getting my garden lessons at a young age.
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plantmanager
Sep 2, 2020 10:34 AM CST
You were so lucky to have gardening introduced at a young age. My parents really didn't garden. I remember them planting a few trees at their new home, but that was it. The landscaping was done.
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Sep 3, 2020 5:04 AM CST
I remember that like you, we also raised Rutgers varieties of tomatoes. Lots of green beans (varieties now forgotten by me) for canning, and sweet corn. The only sweet corn variety I remember is Illini Chief (a little before the supersweet hybrids of that strain). Concord grapes for juice and jelly, raspberries for jam, peaches, pears, winter squash, parsnips (which I hated as a kid, but now love), sweet peas, kohlrabi, lettuce, spinach, asparagus. All this on the back half of a 1/3 acre yard in Des Moines. We collected crabapples and elderberries from the public Waterworks Park along the Racoon River, for pickling and more jam. Unlike most kids, I loved most vegetables, maybe because I had that appreciation for where they came from, and got to eat them fresh from the garden.

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