The Mortgage Lifter

Home grown tomato season is on the wane in Nebraska for 2020.  My friend Terry regularly plants around 70 varieties each year and generously shares with me and others. Terry has ties to West Virginia, and still has a delightful “brogue”. Last week he gave me a tomato which was quite distinctive in appearance with pronounced “ribs”. It was uniformly red, not real big, but real delicious. I asked him about it today and right away he said “Mortgage Lifter”. What a great name! Poking around the internet I found the tomato originated in West Virginia. The stories that go with this tomato are almost as good as the tomato itself!

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