December 18 2023, Monday

Did you know that tomatoes have always been full of curiosity? Back in 1889, the Johnson & Stokes Seed catalog had some fascinating insights about these juicy wonders: “Tomato Egg-Plant. This curious plant was first discovered two years ago by Mr. Wm. C. Loder, a New Jersey trucker, growing in a field of egg-plants. The vine has every appearance of the egg-plant, even to the prickly stem and leaf, but fruits from forty to sixty bright red solid tomatoes, as shown in our engraving. It is unquestionably the greatest curiosity in the vegetable kingdom that has ever come to our notice; exceedingly ornamental and worthy of a place in either the flower or vegetable garden.” @{John Kruuse} any fun facts or stories about tomatoes you’d like to share?”