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Omaha, NE
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9172820

Tomato category on page 70 of the Twilley catalog:

"Heirloom trait Hybrid". It's a phrase new to me (and should be hyphenated as "Heirloom-trait hybrid"). See

The two listed varieties are "Rambling Red Stripe" and "Grandma's Pick".
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9174136

Mad Men marketing!

I've never seen that one either.


Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9174142

I often see "heirloom" tomatoes in the local supermarket and have wondered if they were really hybrids grown to look like heirlooms. I've never purchased any.

I suspect "heirloom-trait hybrid" means they are hybrids that look like heirlooms (shrug.)
Salem, NY
(Zone 4b)

June 21, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9174161

No different than Glory and Brandyboy and the one Burpee used to offer which changed names three times but ended up I think being named Bucks County Red, all hybrids.

I've just never heard that term before and I'd rather see folks just admit to what something is rather than invent a new name for PR purposes.

Oh, and I'm also thinking of that Masters series of hybrids that Totally Tomatoes introduced as well, which I think are hybrids as well, but I didn't confirm that.

Too darn hot and humid here for doing anything extra. LOL


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