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edweather
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Default Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato

I recently became interested in this tomato, and saw somewhere that there was an article written about it back in 1994, Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life (Volume 20, No. 2 - Summer, 1994) called A Man and His Tomato. I contacted Goldenseal on Facebook and was very happy when they agreed to copy the article and send it to me. There are some very interesting things mentioned. Hope you enjoy it. Page 12 is an insert, and the story continues on pg 13. I'm pretty sure that William Estler's granddaughter, EdieJ, is a member of this site, and maybe she can add some insight. If you think you have seen this post on another site, you ere correct. I posted it on another site so that folks who aren't members here, can see the pictures also.
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Informative and interesting. Thanks for the read.
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In living color! My original source was Chuck Wyatt I think, somewhere around 1999-2002...
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Estler's Mortgage Lifter almost disappeared 10 years ago. I purchased seed from Chuck Wyatt around 2002 and still had quite a few and have grown it for fresh seed several times.

I sent seed to Glenn Drowns at Sandhill Preservation earlier this year. Hopefully he will offer seed next year.
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I also grew Estler's from seed sent by Chuck Wyatt in the late 1990s. For some reason I was not into seed saving in 1999 to 2002 and did not replenish my supply. I will watch Glenn's site to begin again. Thanks Darrell and Korney for the reminder.
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