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Apr 13, 2015 12:20 PM CST
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Name: Mary K
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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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Apr 13, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Name: Linda
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Wow--thank goodness I was not part of that! I probably would have been shunned for growing tomatoes Rolling my eyes.
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Apr 30, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
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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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May 6, 2015 12:03 PM CST
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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?
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May 6, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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Wouldn't it be potatoes that made girls make eyes at boys?
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May 6, 2015 4:21 PM CST
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well, yes that would make more sense of course!
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May 14, 2015 5:36 PM CST
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