Announcing "Top 10" Heirloom Tomatoes for 2013
For immediate release
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Little River, Calif. - November 13, 2012 - Gary Ibsen, Founder of TomatoFest® Heirloom Tomato Seeds, author of The Great Tomato Book, and grower of 600 varieties of certified organic, heirloom tomatoes in California, announced the "Top 10" list of favorite heirloom tomatoes going into 2013:
The "Top Ten" heirloom tomatoes were selected from the top 20 most popular tomato varieties in 2012 from a TomatoFest customer base of more than 11,000 thousand home gardeners and tomato farmers. From these twenty tomato varieties, Ibsen and his tomato tasting panel, selected the final ten tomato varieties based upon what were determined to be the "best tasting," and to provide a complimentary mix of different colors, sizes and distinctive taste characteristics in the final ten.
"Our survey demonstrated soundly that consumers want the maximum of those "old fashioned" robust flavors in choosing what tomato varieties to grow in their home garden. The same with farmers growing for produce markets and restaurants. Taste reigns supreme," says Ibsen. "And this is the essence of the continued popularity of heirloom tomatoes in America."
Other findings in the TomatoFest survey:
Photos and descriptions of all the above listed tomato varieties can be found at TomatoFest.com
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