EVP MAN wrote:
> I have heirloom and hybrid tomato plants this season. Now I realize the
> season is still early but the hybrids seem to be out producing the
> heirlooms at least three to one and in some cases more than that. This
> is counting both green tomatoes as well as blossoms on the plants.
> Unless the heirlooms come on like gang busters later in the season, the
> hybrids will win hands down as far as production.
> Rich from PA Zone 5-6
Yeah, pretty much true. People grow heirlooms for their distinctive and
wonderful flavor, and their "link to history" as it were. I think
that's great. But generally speaking, more modern hybrids developed for
the HOME gardener (not the reddish bocce balls sold in supermarkets)
will out-produce the heirlooms.