Sunday, March 6, 2011

1923 Largest Tomato Ever Grown, Abe Lincoln Tomato

Introduced in 1923 by the H.W. Buckbee seed company of Rockford, Illinois, Abe Lincoln soon became an R.H. Shumway variety. It was billed as “the largest tomato ever grown,” appropriate given its namesake’s famous height. Shumway claimed that most fruits weighed about a pound, that many weighed as much as three pounds, and that the plant was sturdy and crack-resistant.

In my experience, Abe Lincoln tomatoes are indeed huge. and delicious!
Heirloom variety, which means that you can save the seeds for next year if you want.

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