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Are Pink Brandywine and Sudduth strain tomatoes the same?

The label on my packet of Pink Brandywine tomato seeds has no mention of being Sudduth strain. Are they the same thing or should I get seeds specifically labeled as Sudduth strain to get the real ...
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Why are some of my tomato plants suckering from flowering / fruiting branches?

I am currently main stemming my tomato plants due to limited space in my garden. From what I have read about main stemming tomato plants, you simply pluck the suckers from the plant. Every article, ...
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Can apples fruit every other year?

We have an 1895 home that we have now lived in for 2 spring/summer seasons. The first season, the apple tree bore about 4 fruit. This season, literally hundreds of apples! Delicious ones, too. We ...
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How to prevent heirloom varieties from weakening?

I was told that heirloom varieties will start to 'weaken' after 3 or 4 seasons. I interpreted this as the plants will be weaker and produce less fruit season after season. What can be done to ...
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What heirloom varieties are easiest to work with for an heirloom beginner?

I would like to grow heirloom varieties of the vegetables listed below. However, I have never worked with heirloom seeds before and I have heard they are difficult to grow. So, I would like ...