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Mortgage Lifter Tomato (25 seeds) (TK120) $2.25
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BULK SEED 1/8 oz (TK120H) $8.50
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Mortgage Lifter Tomato

         
 
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85 days. Large, smooth, 1-lb. pink fruit have a delicious, rich, sweet taste. This variety has become very popular in recent years, after being developed by M.C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. After crossing varieties for 6 years and selecting the best, he introduced this beauty that he named Mortgage Lifter in the 1940's after he sold plants for $1 each and paid off the $6,000 mortgage on his house. See the article in the Spring 2003 issue of "The Heirloom Gardener" magazine!

 
Mortgage Lifter Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rangerdave
Location:
Rockville, IN
Date:
June 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Lifter is a good tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Large, meaty and strong.

What are the cons? None

Review:

I've heard so many faults of Mortgage Lifter from other sites, claiming it wasn't a prolific producer or a reliable tomato plant. I disagree. I planted 6 seeds and 4 of the 6 germinated. Also, the plants are growing as good as any in my garden. And this is saying a great deal, since most of my plants are producing. After 6 weeks, all 4 plants have tomatoes growing and the plants are healthy and nice sized. I am satisfied with Mortgage Lifter and will try again next year. I highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Rangerdave 26 Jun 2014

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joanna Banana
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Date:
March 16, 2014
          5.0
 
our favorite great for sauce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? huge meaty and tasty fruit

What are the cons? can split

Review:

These are our all time favorite tomato to grow so far of all the heirloom varieties we've tried. We've gotten fruit over 2.5 pounds and the size of small pumpkins. They are juicy AND meaty, so we've found they can excellently and I got tons of compliments on my tomato sauce using these. Just parboil the skins off and cut into chunks to fit into your jar. They are also excellent raw. Towards the end of the summer when they get huge, we pick them off before they ripen or they will split.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Joanna Banana 16 Mar 2014

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mindy
Location:
New Carlisle, OH
Date:
March 2, 2014
          5.0
 
Huge fruit huge yields
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Does it all

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

This variety produced the biggest tomatoes I have ever grown. Meat was firm and juicy, never left soggy bread making tomato sandwiches. Made wonderful sauce and canned great. Also produced a ton of tomatoes, poor plant was snapping stakes under the weight of all these monsters. Actually had 1 plant split itself in half under the weight - and it lived and kept producing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Mindy 2 Mar 2014

11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
woodsidematt
Location:
scottsville, NY
Date:
January 9, 2014
          5.0
 
best taste ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? sun, rich soil, water

What are the cons? neglect

Review:

This is the tastiest tomato i've ever grown. Much more prolific and even better flavor than brandywine! tomatos are very large and beautifully marbled when cut open. They look mouthwatering when a slice is laid over an entire hamburger. Slices are so large they're broader than the bun. So beautiful to look down on a slice.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By woodsidematt 9 Jan 2014

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sylvester017
Location:
Los Angeles County, CA
Date:
December 12, 2013
          5.0
 
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOULL GET
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Many shapes and colors

What are the cons? Sometimes overly lumpy

Review:

I grow this every year because it and Better Boy are my top prolific producers. I can always count on them for enough fruit to make freezer sauces and stewed tomatoes. It takes longer for Mortgage Lifter to get growing but soon it and Better Boy are giving 10 fruit to every other variety's one fruit in my garden. Besides being prolific, Mortgage Lifter is fun to watch as fruit forms. Some are pretty and almost round, some are flatter, some are so huge and lumpy it looks like 3 tomatoes fused into one nuclear mess! And there's a whole range of colors I get. Some are perfect pink-red, some are yellow with reddish striping, some have green shoulders, etc. A real fun tomato because you never know what color, size, or shape you'll get. I was going to get Yellow Mortgage Lifter but the original Mortgage Lifter gives so much variety, I don't need another. First year I got a 14-oz fruit maximum. This year I got up to a l.5-lb fruit. Next season I'm hoping for the famous 2 pounder!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Sylvester017 12 Dec 2013

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