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Mortgage Lifter Tomato (25 seeds) (TK120) $2.25
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: 31
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Sissy
Location:
Clarence, Tasmania, Australia
Date:
March 13, 2017
          5.0
 
Mortgage lifter Tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful to eat

What are the cons? Not a thing about these tomato

Review:

This year was the best year I've had with these tomatoes, I had them in my garden bed last year and I thought they had a beautiful taste, but this year have exceeded my expectations, four of my tomatoes weighed over over 500 grams the biggest being 581 grams, it was just beautiful, they had plenty of flesh and beautiful taste. I would recommend these to anyone that I speak to, I think the Tasmanian climate is good for these tomatoes. You should try them

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Flex
Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Date:
March 11, 2017
          5.0
 
Mortgage Lifter tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? A perfect tomato sandwich!

What are the cons? none

Review:

A friend ask me to try these as a trial. Fantastic flavour, overall size and growth were excellent.One of the driest seasons yet with 0 rainfall. All grown with hose water and fertilizer. I would highly recommend this tomato for anyone's garden use. I will repeat this season by planting with seed instead of seedlings.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
anonymous
Location:
ithaca, NY, United States
Date:
January 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Exceeded expectations
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, Size, resistance

What are the cons? none

Review:

I've always wanted to grow this tomato after hearing the story, and to my surprise the tomato exceeded my high expectations. Very big, and tasted great. It was a very dry year, but I had no issues with disease at all.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
vintagecat
Location:
Lawrence, KS, United States
Date:
August 16, 2016
          5.0
 
Love love love
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great all around tomato.

What are the cons? Some weather related cracking.

Review:

We've had a hard summer for garden plants. Cool waterlogged spring, followed by scorching heat with high winds, then cool and wet again for a week and finally just h.o.t. and super humid but no rain. A lot of my tomatoes just sat in protest except the Mortgage Lifter which started producing when they should have. The few tomatoes I've gotten from my other type of tomato plants are corky on many of the shoulders with deep woody cores which I attribute to weather issues. The Mortgage Lifters aren't 100% immune to this weird weather. I've gotten some concentric cracking but they self heal and the tomato is not affected in taste or quality inside. It's more of a cosmetic issue. Considering the issues with the others it's a minor problem. The Mortgage Lifter tomatoes themselves are dense, deep rose red without being hard, meaty with rich balanced tomato flavor. Easy to skin for cooking. I've used them for slicing, salad, sauces and canning. These are my go-to tomatoes from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Johnny Bowe
Location:
Atlanta, GA, United States
Date:
August 4, 2016
          1.0
 
Dismal Production
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? None to speak of

What are the cons? Poor production

Review:

Every garden is different so take this for what it's worth and apply it as you see fit. This was my first (and last) attempt at growing Mortgage Lifter tomatoes. I staggered the plants in rows of six between rows of Brandywine and Cherokee Purple. Both the Brandywine and Cherokee Purple tomatoes produced wonderfully, a very good year. The Mortgage Lifter plants couldn't seem to ever reach anything I would call robust or productive. As I said, the plants were staggered throughout the length of the tomato plot (65 plants in all) so I can assume that they simply do not take well to my hot and humid climate.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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