Nov 28, 2021Liked by Andrea Castillo

I live in NC and have only recently learned about Dirty Girl tomatoes from Dirty Girl produce, which you mention above. Most of their tomatoes are F1 Early Girl variety, so definitely not heirloom But Joe has back crossed survivors of his dry farmed Early Girls to dehybridize them for the last 14 years. So now it is fair to say that there is at least one heirloom that can be dry farmed in the SF area.

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Aug 19, 2020Liked by Andrea Castillo

Great article and Efren's way to grow and care for his farm and plants must be another reason behind his great flavor tomatoes. Additionally I just learned (University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY) that Glutamic acid is an amino acid used to form proteins. In the body it turns into glutamate. This is a chemical that helps nerve cells in the brain send and receive information from other cells. It may be involved in learning and memory. We'll start eating more tomatoes !

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Aug 18, 2020Liked by Andrea Castillo

I enjoyed your article on tomatoes, which I love!

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