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Three Things You Don't Know About Your Tomato

By Sanjay Rawal

I grew up in a tomato family. My father was the director of research for Del Monte in northern California, and my summers were spent with him in the Central Valley on farms that grew experimental varieties of tomatoes. As the fields were plowed under in the fall, it seems every last tomato ended up in his truck headed either for our kitchen or to our garden as compost. My mother, although not a Ph.D in botany, realized that burying tomatoes as compost would only result in a garden overrun by, well, tomatoes — something my father never seemed to …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green