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Elyria-Swansea heirloom tomato performs well in gardens and coliseums: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

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Dating back to the 1911, the Elyria-Swansea heirloom tomato was developed by stockyard workers who wanted to create the perfect beefsteak tomato. It has since become a Mile High favorite that is undoubtedly destined to be the first blue ribbon winner at the Denver County Fair... As illustrated on the Denver Neighborhood Seed Company packet shown above, the Elyria-Swansea heirloom tomato is a cultivar of large, multi-ribbed dusky red fruits. Like the neighborhood for which it is named, the Elyrea-Swansea heirloom tomato has an aroma, flavor and freshness that money can't buy.

The fast-growing indeterminate potato leaf vines will produce fruits weighing up to two pounds. They will grow and produce fruit until first frost and can reach heights of ten feet. Like stockyard animals, Elyria-Swansea heirloom tomato plants require substantial caging for support. Pruning and removal of suckers is practiced by many neighborhood farmers but is not mandatory.

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