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Red Mortgage Lifter Tomato
'Red Mortgage Lifter' tomato.
Red Mortgage Lifter Tomato
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Red Mortgage Lifter Certified Naturally Grown Seed

93 days, indeterminate — Also known as 'Mortgage Lifter VFN', the regular leaf plants can grow six feet or taller, produce ample amounts of large (ten to fourteen ounce), red, beefsteak-type fruits that are quite tasty and reportedly disease resistant.

After receiving seed and a recorded oral about an interesting heirloom created by the late M. C. Byles of Logan,[1] West Virginia, Dr. Jeff McCormack introduced the world to the 'Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter' tomato in 1985.[2] He immediately set out to improve it for better yields, more uniformly shaped fruits, and disease resistance and in 1990, introduced 'Mortgage Lifter VFN' (aka 'Red Mortgage Lifter').[2] Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.



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  1. Marshall Cletus (M. C. or "Radiator Charlie") Byles was born on March 4, 1900 and passed away at the age of 89 on August 4, 1989. [Source: Social Security Death Index]
  2. "Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes," Living On Earth® - Public Radio International's Environmental News Magazine, September 23, 2005 air date
  3. "Epic Tomatoes: How To Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time," Craig LeHoullier, Storey Publishing, 2015, pages 62-63.
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