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Sunnyvale Heritage Tree – 674 Picasso Terrace

heritage coast live oak on picasso

This is a large Coast Live Oak with two massive trunks. It started growing over 250 years ago: Before Silicon Valley, before the Valley of Hearts Delight. The first name of Sunnyvale, Encinal, was from the spanish word for the coast live oak. Quercus agrifolia, the coast live oak, is an evergreen oak. It grows west of the Sierra Nevada …

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Tomato – Pride of Flanders

This unique determinate variety was developed by Tom Wagner around 2000 and named it at the tomato festival in Haveskerque in northern France in 2008. These TomatoFest organic seeds produce short compact plants that yield abundant bunches of 1 1/4 inch, unusual and beautiful purple-black cherry tomatoes that are distinctly tart. A novelty tomato that is sure to surprise your …

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Tomato – Nicholas Doochav

These TomatoFest organic tomato seeds produce big leafy, indeterminate plants that yield big crops of 10-14 oz., red, round fruits that have well balanced sweet flavors with a big clean acidic finish. A good all-purpose tomato especially good as a canning tomato. A Russian heirloom tomato. Seeds sent to Gary Ibsen by Rusian Doochov from the Ukraine a 4th generation …

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Tomato – Mortgage Lifter

Developed by M.C. Byles in the 1930s, this heirloom tomato remains very much in demand in the Mid-Atlantic states. Mr. Byles, affectionately known as “Radiator Charlie” earned his nickname from the radiator repair business he opened at the foot of a steep hill on which trucks would often overheat. Radiator Charlie, who had no formal education or plant breeding experience, …

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Tomato – Gary Ibsen Gold

Gary Ibsen Gold tomato

Tomato seeds for this tall, leafy variety were sent to Gary Ibsen in 1990 from a gardener in Boone County, WV who shared that he had been growing these, and a favorite red variety for 40 years. He was given the tomato seeds from his Uncle who had grown them in Tennessee. Potato leaf plant produces lots of very juicy, …

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