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Question Blaby Tomatoes - the genuine ones.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by jantar, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. jantar

    jantar Donator

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    This year I have had a bumper start off with my selection of tomato plants because 99% of the Blaby Tomato seeds I set off have germinated and are now between 3 and 8" high in pots. The true Heinz ones (the very ones they use in their sauce) have also all come on. I have given away as many I can locally but if there is anyone who fancies a go and can collect them then here they are just for a PM. Just don't be greedy and ask for too many because my idea is to try to re-establish them as a worthwhile crop so the more who try them the merrier.
    In case anyone has not heard of this type the Blaby Tomato's were originally grown locally and only in Blaby Leicestershire around the time of the war and were noted for their strong taste and firm (thicker and rougher than usual) bright red skins.
    The local annual Blaby Tomato competition which due to ill health I did not enter last year is now almost defunct and I have yet to see it advertised this year at all. Probably because some idiots tried to show 'bought' or other types they listed as 'Blaby'. I was told that they were easily spotted and were shown the way home with their cancelled entries. Admittedly some true Blaby's do grow deformed slightly but the taste is unaffected.
    So.....anyone interested? :rolleyes: They are FREE............it only cost your time to collect.
     

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