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Old August 15, 2006   #46
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Carolyn,

What line of Mortgage Lifter
is featured in your book?
I was looking for that one,
and got something different this year -

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Old August 15, 2006   #47
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Tom, the one pictured is the standard Radiator Charlie, aka Charlie Byles one.

I wanted to say more about the Estler strain, which I think is superior, but at the time, for various reason, it wasn't the think to do.

Most of the other strains are no different except for the Mullens strain which has light colored foliage.
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Old August 16, 2006   #48
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The picture in your book shows
a smooth red fruit ...
But the one I grew out
this year was pink, and flutted ~
I wanted the one in your book !!!

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Old August 16, 2006   #49
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The picture in your book shows
a smooth red fruit ...


They may look red to you but as the info on the facing page says, they are a deep pink. If you were growing them and held them up against a red you'd see the difference and if there was any confusion all you'd have to do is to see if the epidermis is clear ( pink) or yellow ( red)

All the various ML's are pink. There is a different variety that was bred called Red Mortgage Lifter and you can read about it at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
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Old August 17, 2006   #50
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Carolyn,

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Old September 2, 2006   #51
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Carolyn this book is wonderful just the part on fermenting has paid for my book i just have one question you say it has a unique odor i must be doing something wrong because mine has a very god awful gag a magget putrid smell that you just know if it gets on you you are stained for life !! Ok enough of me trying to be funny (i'm on my pain meds. so i'm gonna be silly for at least the next hour) anyways as i'm a newbie to heirloom tomatoes your book is just perfect because it breaks down all the procedures and to me that helps out alot and the pictures i just can't say enough ! When i first started to learn about heirloom tomatoes i was always looking up different kinds to see what they look like and you see the most beautiful tomatoes but now in your book it shows how they really just might look (not all perfect) because if i being a newbie went to my garden and saw those ugly misshapen tomatoes i would think something was wrong and just never grow that kind again or worse yet just give up growing them altogether. (Thats right not everyone waxes their tomatoes HEE HEE ) ! Sorry for rambling on so long ! Anyways i'm gonna go read more of your book i'll probably have more questions later i just wanted to THANK YOU from all of us newbies and oldies alike for such a wonderful and informative book.




P.S. I just know Craig you are reading this so when can we expect to see your book ???



P.S.S. How much is that autograph up to now Carolyn ? if i send my own label will it be a little cheaper ?
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Old September 5, 2006   #52
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Carolyn i hope my questions don't bother you but i do have a few one is these tomatoes you have in your book how did you come by picking these ? And my next question is the ones you say are not available commercially does that mean we can get them thru the SSE ? Thanks for such a wonderful book !
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Carolyn -

How many books do you think
you've sold ?

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Old October 10, 2006   #54
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How many books do you think
you've sold ?


I don't remember Tom. I get statements twice a year but don't really bother to look at them that closely.

I can tell you that I still owe Workman Press about 24K to come out of book sales and that to date I've not received one penny of royalties and don't expect to.

But that's OK b'c I was asked to write the book, I didn't do it for money and just wanted to share my tomato experiences with others.
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Old October 12, 2006   #55
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Thats crazy !
You should have been paid for that
for all that work , knowledge, & sometimes stress !

~ Tom
(who thinks 24k is a low number; I think its got to be higher than that)
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Old October 28, 2006   #56
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I got the book as a gift a few years back when I was first planting heirlooms. The info on the different varieties was a great introduction and still provides me with a good reference. This and all of the background info, particularly on seed saving make it a standard I come back to time and again. Thanks!
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Old November 3, 2006   #57
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Rumor has it that instead of 500.00 for autograph that Carolyn could possibly be enticed to sign with a large amount of chocolate!! hehehe
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Old November 27, 2006   #58
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Carolyn,

I've only been on this site a couple of days, and have already gotten TONS of information, encouragement, and help. I just contacted Baker Creek Seeds, to be sure they've got your book in stock, and will pick it up on my next trip north, next week.
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Old December 22, 2006   #59
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I don’t have a copy either and every time I got to town I forget to get one until I get to far away from the bookstore to go back.
And folks tell me I have the mind of a steel trap, little do they know.
Worth, ol' buddy- my mind's like a steel trap also - but it's rusted from not being used much!
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Carolyn you know what I think of your book as I've told you several times before on the other site..but to add something this past holiday season when the family came over from Chile my DMIL (who is the Dr. Carolyn of water plants with her own book) loved the book. She had one of the kids tell me how nice the thought it was, as her English isn't fluent. Now I wish they had a press run in Spanish!

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