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Rieger's Mortgage Lifter Tomato

Rieger's Mortgage Lifter Tomato

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Rieger's Mortgage Lifter Certified Naturally Grown Seed

90 days, indeterminate — The regular leaf vines of 'Rieger's Mortgage Lifter' produce pink fruit that are oblate-shaped with some ribbing, range in weight from eight to fourteen ounces, are meaty, juicy, sweet, and delicious.

'Rieger's Mortgage Lifter' was sent to us by Craig LeHoullier who received the seed from the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE Accession Number 1688). It was originally offered in the 1984 Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook by Rich Rieger of Weston, West Virginia, who said, "I think Mortgage Lifter was developed in Frazier's Bottom, West Virginia, on the Statler Farm".[1] Introduced commercially in 2002 by the late Chuck Wyatt through his company Heirloom Tomatoes of Rosedale, Maryland.[2] Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.

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Informational References:
  1. "The 1984 Winter Yearbook," Seed Savers Exchange, Princeton, Missouri, 1984.
  2. "The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World's Most Beautiful Fruit," by Amy Goldman, Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, NY, 2008, page 121.