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Heirloom Tomatoes - Sources
Georgia regulations make it tough for growers outside the state to ship live tomato plants into our state.
You can grow tomatoes from seed, but many don't want to go through the hassle of planning and caretaking.
Fortunately, there are several sources of heirloom tomatoes in the metro Atlanta area.
Following is a list of those who have contacted me in 2009:
Pike Nursery will be selling:
Heirloom Black Prince
Heirloom Old German
La Roma II Red
Super Tasty Hybrid
Daryl Pulis reports: "I'll have Opalka, Polish Linguisa, Cherokee Purple, Giant Belgium, Black from Tula, Marglobe, Rutgers, Early Wonder, First Prize, Pompeii, Bella Rosa, Sprite, Bush Champion, Cosmonaut Volkov and Juliet."
Hall's Nursery in Stone Mountain has:
AUNT RUBY'S GERMAN GREEN
SILVER FIR TREE (BUSH)
and hybrids -
Boss Brothers Country Store in Loganville as well as Whipporwill Hollow Farm in Walnut Grove will carry local grown Heirloom tomato plants.
Family Tree Nursery in Snellville will be getting heirloom tomatoes from Sunbelt Plants.
"On Yellow Creek Road just north of Lawson's Tree Nursery there are two green houses with a barn that says "Heirloom Tomatoes"."
RedBud Lane Nursery in Holly Springs will be carrying heirloom tomatoes.
"Leilani's Gardens in Dawsonville typically has heirloom tomato plants. I bought several there last year."
Lindsey B. says" I will be growing and selling, probably at Rancho Alegre in Dacula. I got my tomato varieties from LocalHarvest.org. I will have black cherry, black krim, green zebra, jubilee, oxhart and plum lemon tomatoes."
In addition, the Georgia Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin contains ads for many different plants for sale
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