#1280 Tomatoes

That is one of the most fun things that I try to do, reacquaint people with the joyous flavor of the tomato that they crave.
— Craig LeHoullier

Inspired by a letter from Alison Hagan, we talk with three tomato experts: Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes; Harry J. Klee, Ph.D. from the University of Florida; and Pat Brodowski, Head Gardener at Monticello. They speak about the best-tasting tomatoes, how to grow them, where to get seeds, why commercial varieties have lost their flavor, and how Jefferson is connected to all this.

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 David Swenson in 2015 with his copy of  Epic Tomatoes .

David Swenson in 2015 with his copy of Epic Tomatoes.

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What Would Jefferson Do?

 
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Everyone who is listening, please, grow a tomato.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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