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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Hi, All.

I was at Whole Foods this week and was having a look at their heirlooms just for fun. I came across one variety that I liked the looks of and there happened to be one specimen that had split and was rotting a bit. I asked if they'd give it to me (for seeds) and they did. So, I was wondering if someone might be able to recognize the variety or guess something close it it.

The fruit is actually a little brighter red than as shown in the photos. The flavor was very sweet with not much acidity.

Any help would be appreciated.


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On the right hand fruit could you tell us what word comes after the word organic?

That might help,otherwise it looks to me like one of the green striped dark ones,but I went back and looked and see you call it red,still OK,IMO,of which there are several,I think, and sometimes I do think.

You might want to ask the produce manager where they got them from , whether a name was listed for them,since in the past that has helped to trace back varieties for quite a few folks.

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Thanks for the response, Carolyn. The word on the sticker before 'organic' is also 'organic'. This fruit got double sticker'd.

I say it was red, but it wasn't like Big Beef red, just not as dark as something like a Cherokee Purple. Any varieties you might throw out there that might give me start?

There was a sticker on it that, I think, said "Castro Farms" and I think it was grown in Mexico. I wasn't able to find a website for the grower though.
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I would say that the tomatoes, to me, had about the same coloration as the Purple Bumblebee cherry tomatoes with the green stripes maybe not as developed.
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Some Possibilities:
Girl Girl's Weird Thing
Indian Stripe
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
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Store bought?Did you grow?Can we see open up images,locules seeds,ditto agee12 above,tie dye,stripe maybe.Origin?
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You have to be aware that some places are calling tomatoes "heirlooms" because they've crossed a hybrid with an older OP and created a new "heirloom". That word doesn't mean the same thing to them as it does to you and I.
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Thanks for the response, Carolyn. The word on the sticker before 'organic' is also 'organic'. This fruit got double sticker'd.

I say it was red, but it wasn't like Big Beef red, just not as dark as something like a Cherokee Purple. Any varieties you might throw out there that might give me start?

There was a sticker on it that, I think, said "Castro Farms" and I think it was grown in Mexico. I wasn't able to find a website for the grower though.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Cast...&bih=815&dpr=1

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Travel down south a lot.can I say nafta in this,no.thanxc137
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