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'Mortgage Lifter' an heirloom tomato variety developed by Cletis Byles in Logan, West Virginia in the 1930′s #South #Southern


Mortgage Lifter Tomato Replaces Cool Breeze. Corentine is a rather smooth pickling cucumber combining a good early yield with excellent firmness. The fruits have a perfect shape and a dark green colour. RareRE-INTRODUCED FOR 2012! BACK-ORDERED. (80 days) Indeterminate. A fabled tomato, this was developed by a man named Marshall Byles, also known as "Radiator Charlie", who cross-bred his best tomatoes for 6 years until he was happy with this one. People would…

Mortgage Lifter (Seed Savers Exchange)--(Solanum lycopersicum) Kentucky family heirloom grown since the 1930s by three generations of James Halladay’s family. In a trial of 25 Mortgage Lifter types, Halladay’s produced the best crops of 1-2 pound pink beefsteak fruits. Exceptionally meaty and typically crack-free. Great old-fashioned tomato flavor. Indeterminate, 80-90 days from transplant.


Tomato, Mortgage Lifter HEIRLOOM. This huge heirloom beefsteak (up to 4 pounds; average 2 ½ pounds) consistently wins taste-tests. Developed in the 1930's by a gardener who planted the four biggest varieties he knew, and crossed one with pollen from the other three. He did this for six seasons and created a variety that produced immense, tasty fruit. He sold the plants for $1 a piece $1,000 a year - and paid off his mortgage.


Mortgage Lifter Tomato - best-tasting tomato I've ever grown. Reminds me of childhood days eating tomatoes from my great aunt's and uncle's garden.


This is America. We super-size everything from our sofas to our fries. And when it comes to our plants the same rules apply – we want Mortgage Lifter tomatoes and Dill’s Atlantic Giant Pumpkins. Or do we? This is also America at the end of a long recession. Increasing amounts of would-be-gardeners are looking around