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NEW TOMATO CHOOSER APP MAKES IT EASY TO SELECT
THE TOP VARIETIES FOR YOUR CONDITIONS
Mother Earth News introduces tool to help gardeners find the best varieties for their needs
TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Mother Earth News, the longest-running publication dedicated to sustainable lifestyles, today launched the Tomato Chooser app for iOS in the Apple App Store.
The Tomato Chooser enables users on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches to:
search 333 varieties by size, color, disease resistances, yield, cold and heat tolerance, open-pollinated vs. hybrid, days to maturity, and growth habit.
find the best varieties for canning, making paste and sauce, drying, and winter storage.
combat tomato diseases common to their location by finding varieties that show resistance (and learn the symptoms for six common diseases).
see a summary of all the key characteristics of each variety – and narrow their search by which varieties have been rated as having exceptional flavor according to tomato experts.
mark varieties as favorites, to reference later.
read expert growing guides from Mother Earth News.
peruse quotes from tomato experts – including Amy Goldman, Carolyn Male, Craig LeHoullier, William Woys Weaver and Gary Ibsen – about many of the varieties profiled.
"This app opens a whole new world of possibilities for tomato lovers, plus makes it easy to choose varieties that should grow well in their conditions," says Cheryl Long, editor in chief of Mother Earth News.
The app costs $1.99 and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.
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