Mortgage Lifter (Halladay's)
(80-90 days) Indeterminate. A fabled tomato, this was developed by a man named Marshall Byles, also known as "Radiator Charlie", who cross-bred his best tomatoes for 6 years until he was happy with this one. People would drive up to 200 miles for his plants, which he sold for $1.00 each in the Depression! They were so popular that he was able to pay off his mortgage - hence the name. This year we have sourced seed from the Seed Savers Exchange; their seed has been grown in Kentucky since the 1930s by three generations of James Halladay’s family. In a trial of 25 Mortgage Lifter types, Halladay’s produced the best crops of 1-2 pound pink beefsteak fruits. Exceptionally meaty and typically crack-free. Great old-fashioned tomato flavour.