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TomatoCulture 2017 Annual Report – WSARE Grant Research on Curly Top Virus

Annual Report 2017: A two-year comparative study of shading systems as part of an integrated solution to control the beet leafhopper and reduce the incidence of Beet Curly Top Virus in heirloom tomato fields.  Summary and Grant Recap This report comprises our second-year analysis of curly top virus (“curly top”) and its impact on plant […]

The Seven Tenets: 2) Nourish the Soil

The soil itself is a natural system and it is deeply tied to “place”. It is the foundation of life that makes everything else work. Our soils support a mostly invisible and highly complex ecosystem made up of bacteria, fungi, amoebae, mites, worms and beetles. Working in concert, these organisms create humus, which supports plant […]

Why We Grow Heirlooms

At TomatoCulture, nearly every tomato we grow is an open pollinated heirloom variety. We love heirloom tomatoes because they offer a superior choice of sizes, shapes, colors and flavors over the modern hybrids. In our experience, the right selection of properly grown heirloom tomatoes can produce just as well as hybrids and offer significantly more […]