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Giant Tomatoes

by Marvin H. Meisner; M.D

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I have no actual interest in growing a competition size (5 - 7 lbs) tomato, but if anyone does, this is the book to have.

Meisner, a retired doctor, began growing giant pumpkins and segued to giant tomatoes. There are several books about the practicalities of growing 1000lb+ pumpkins, but nothing similar for tomatoes. Meisner decided to rectify this oversight and after several years of research produced Giant Tomatoes.

Giant Tomatoes serves as both a general primer on tomato growing and a guide to the specific tricks necessary to grow the misshapen, abnormally large fruits that win contests. Each section contains basic advice on a topic (soil prep, transplanting, mulching, pruning, etc.) followed by comments from growers on how they handle the matter. The grower comments are often extremely specific, allow the reader to see how s/he adapts the basic advice to meet his or her own needs.

The writing is adequate; the photos are quite good. Consider reading this book if you’re new to growing tomatoes, want to increase your total yield, desire to wow your friends and family with large tomatoes or covet the big prize at a tomato weigh off. If you’re interested learning about the folk who grow giant veggies, try Susan Warren's Backyard Giants about competitive pumpkin growers instead.
  Dejah_Thoris | Feb 29, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0975515314, Paperback)

Giant Tomatoes is the first book on tomatoes that deals exclusively with growing tomatoes for size and yield. Thirty-one chapters and an abundant appendix covers everything on growing big tomatoes. Whether you re competing with yourself, your neighbor, or at a local, regional, or national competition, Giant Tomatoes will put you on a level playing field with the best tomato growers in the world. This book covers everything! Marvin Meisner takes you step-by-step through the intricacies of selecting varieties, preparing soil, fertilizing, watering, pollinating, pruning, and more plus, the secret of every successful, competitive giant tomato grower the megabloom! This is the most comprehensive treatment ever written on giant tomatoes. -- Don Langevin, Author of How-to-Grow World Class Giant Pumpkins

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