Sunday, June 30, 2013

Texas Wild tomato proves to be a hardy producer

Texas Wild tomatoes are drought-tolerant and adapted
to the Texas heat.
Growing our own food is made easier when we find varieties that are especially suited to our climate. The Texas Wild tomato is an example of a food crop that has adapted so well to Texas that it has naturalized and can grow well even when it's neglected.

North Texas grower Marshall Hinsley first grew Texas Wild in his Waxahachie garden in the mid 1990s and says, "In my attempt to opt out of industrialized agriculture and declare food independence, Texas Wild has liberated me from the produce aisle of the grocery store more than any other crop except for Swiss chard. Many of my Texas Wild tomato plants just pop up in one garden bed or another from fruit that I’ve accidentally dropped the year before."

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