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Cape Cod- Variety of Tomato Plants

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AGM_Cape_Cod May 6, 2009 05:16 PM

We are not getting our act together to start tomato seeds this year. So I am looking for a good variety of tomato plants. I am especially interested in plum/paste and sauce tomatoes also varieties like Dona or Carmello. Any good nurseries in your neighborhood? TIA.

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  1. trufflehound RE: AGM_Cape_Cod May 6, 2009 05:38 PM

    Verril Farm in Concord usually has a good selection of single heirlooms. Last year I got heirloom 6 packs at Teddy Bear Farms in Auburn, Ma.

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      AGM_Cape_Cod RE: trufflehound May 6, 2009 06:00 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion but Concord is just too far for me this year. One day I will get there though.

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      donahrens RE: AGM_Cape_Cod May 6, 2009 05:58 PM

      Hi, great suggestion for you. Matt's organics on Upper County Road in Dennis - across from Hart's Farm Nursery. You won't be disappointed. He has a huge variety of tomato plants.
      Have fun!

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        AGM_Cape_Cod RE: donahrens May 6, 2009 05:59 PM

        Thanks, I will check it out this weekend.

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          phelana RE: AGM_Cape_Cod May 7, 2009 11:41 AM

          Wish Hart Farm would get their produce and bread in again. Tired of Stop and Shop. Wish we had a whole foods down here. Is Matt already open?

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        AGM_Cape_Cod RE: AGM_Cape_Cod May 10, 2009 10:38 AM

        I went to Matt's today and bought tomato, pepper, eggplant and tomatillo plants. All looked very healthy and each variety was labeled completely! A lot of choices, I ended up with 3 heirloom tomatoes and two hybrid and a paste which I am not sure about. Thanks for the recommendation.

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          Joltingjoey RE: AGM_Cape_Cod May 14, 2009 12:15 PM

          I want to add my thanks to donahrens for recommending Matt's. We just spent a few days on the Cape and stopped there on our way back to RI. The guy started this as a retirement hobby and now has an awesome variety of beautiful plants at reasonable prices.

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            jillian RE: Joltingjoey May 17, 2009 05:10 AM

            In case anyone is still looking for heirloom tomato plants, there was a terrific selection at the Orleans Farmer's Market yesterday from both Matt's Organic and Bon Terra Nursery. Bon Terra had the largest variety and provided great information.

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              AGM_Cape_Cod RE: jillian May 17, 2009 09:03 AM

              We were at the Orleans Farmer's Market too and agree with Jillian. For those who can't make it as far as Orleans, Matt's Organic location in Dennis has amazing descriptions for each plant. Also on Route 6A on Saturday morning Kelly's Farm was selling heirloom tomato plants as well. I have bought a variety of plants and can't wait to see what I get out of the garden this year. If only it would stop raining on and before the weekend so I can get some stuff planted!

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