Heirloom tomato are any tomato that is at least 50 years old and is not a hybrid, like “Mortgage Lifter”, this heirloom tomato got its name because a mechanic in West Virginia who developed the variety made so much money selling the seeds he paid off his mortgage.
I consider myself a tomato lover maybe even a specialist you can see that these tomatoes have suffered some disease but they are heirloom and they were just remarkable.
Cat-facing, or catfacing, refers to a type of physiological damage affecting tomatoes and represented by scarring and cavities near the blossom end. It is the abnormal development of plant tissue affecting the ovary or female sex organ (pistilate), which results in the flower, followed by the fruit development to become malformed. It is called “cat-facing” because the abnormal cracking and dimpling on tomatoes, peaches, apples and even grapes, looks somewhat akin to a small cat’s face.
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