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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: 25
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maryland Homegrown
Location:
Shawsville, MD, United States
Date:
January 20, 2016
          5.0
 
The BEST
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific

What are the cons? Requires STRONG staking

Review:

This tomato was the best tasting, best early producer of all the heirloom tomatoes that I have grown over the years. Beats out Brandywine and Cherokee Purple by a mile! I should have saved seeds last year, but I didn't want to sacrifice even one tomato that I could take to mom's nursing home or enjoy in a ONE SLICE cheese and tomato sandwich for dinner. I am still battling stink bugs here in Maryland. I ziploc bagged all the tiny little tomatoes and harvested a very nice crop without the "suck" blanched devastation that stink bugs bring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wryter
Location:
Kingman, AZ, United States
Date:
December 1, 2015
          5.0
 
My Favorite Tomato
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor, drought hardy

What are the cons? blossom end rot, splitting

Review:

I've grown these superb, delicious tomatoes for the past two years in Kingman, AZ at an elevation of 3700 feet in a raised bed garden with drip irrigation. Being an AZ gardener I always look for heat and drought tolerant heirloom varieties, but I want them to be productive and taste good. Mortgage Lifters are slow starters but once they get going they grow like crazy. A single plant will fill a 4x4 foot garden and get up to six feet tall with adequate support. I've grown lots of different varieties but for pure FLAVOR Mortgage Lifter wins hands down. Once the plants are established they are surprisingly cold tolerant as well. We plant them in late March and pull them in late October. They are prone to blossom end rot so be sure you add potassium and calcium to your soil before planting then keep feeding them crushed egg shells and banana peels. They do split, usually after one of our rare rains. No matter what others I try I will always grow Mortgage Lifters.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Skai
Location:
Prescott, AZ, United States
Date:
October 25, 2015
          5.0
 
Giant Alien Tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific!

What are the cons? Really, really ugly!

Review:

I planted one of these this year and it is an incredible producer! I found that we liked the flavor best if we picked them a little under-ripe and ate them while they were still firm. If they ripened a little too much I made sauce with them. They are great for sauce because they are quite meaty, have very few seeds and the skin is thin so you don't even have to remove it. The vine's trunk was a good 3" thick & grew well above the 6 foot high cage and just kept going. The fruit is huge. 20 - 24 ounces and you can barely fit one of them in your hand. The plant grew so thIck that I couldn't find the plant tag I put at it's base so we just called the fruit alien tomatoes because they were so strange looking and all different. One thing they all had in common was the splitting. At first it bothered me but now I feel it's just part of their charm. It's October and I still have about 6 large green ones on the plant, however, they do ripen on the counter and still taste good.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
thaddeusmt
Location:
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Date:
August 21, 2015
          5.0
 
Ultramega yield
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Huge yield, tasty, robust

What are the cons? Too big?

Review:

Picked up as a start from our local plant sale. Produced more pounds of tomatoes than my other 5 plants combined last year. Healthy plant too - my other varieties had a variety of issues. I didn't get one this year and I'm missing it. Going to have to order some seeds so I can be sure to always have at least one of these in my garden each season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Paul G.
Location:
New York, NY, United States
Date:
August 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Everything a Tomato Could Be
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Highly Productive & Delicious!

What are the cons? none

Review:

Highly Productive Vines; large perfectly formed fruit; no blossom end rot; deep delicious flavor hot or cold.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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