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Selected Plants.com
368 Chestnut Circle
Hamilton, Al  35570

OWNER: Darrel Jones
Landline (205) 921-4180
Cellphone (205) 207-8914 
Mon. - Sat. 8 - 7 C.T.

e-mail: darjones (at) selectedplants.com

2014 info and prices!

Welcome to selected plants.  I grow and sell a huge selection of heirloom tomato plants.  I am a gardener whose efforts grew out of all proportions.  My garden last year was approximately an acre in size and included corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, radishes, carrots, turnips, onions, peas, cowpeas, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, okra, butterpeas, lettuce, watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.  Lots of tomatoes.  As in about 800 plants.

I like a good sandwich with tomato or even a sliced tomato with a bit of salt and pepper, and I like a slice with fresh coleslaw and onions and pinto beans over cornbread.  I really get to business with soup and chili starting from a base of tomatoes.  What would pasta be without the luscious companionship of tomatoes?

I have to produce several hundred plants to have all the tomatoes I want and all my relatives and I can preserve.  Its just almost as easy to produce several thousand plants (Right, let me sell you a bridge I own) as it is to produce just a few hundred.  So I started shipping plants to friends I met on the net.  Then I sold some to a local seed store and more to stores in nearby cities and so on.  Its a nice sideline that complements the things I already enjoy doing.  The part I really like is that I get to grow the really unusual varieties that you just can't buy at the local co-op.   When it comes to heirloom tomatoes, the flavor can range from sweet and tart to sweet and tangy to intense non-sweet to knock-your-socks-off balanced.   The only place I've found that "old fashioned acid tomato" flavor is with heirlooms.

Late Blight special notice!  Gardeners throughout the North Eastern U.S. were devastated by Late Blight last year with at least 2 variants showing up one of which was exceptionally virulent.  I am growing Mountain Merit, Iron Lady, and Plum Regal from seed and will have a limited number of plants available by Mid April.  I also have some breeding stock sourced from Randy Gardner that is from carefully chosen crosses between highly disease tolerant lines with heirloom varieties like Brandywine.  The breeding stock is NOT for sale, but will be used to develop some late blight tolerant open pollinated tomatoes in the near future.

Please feel free to browse the site.  Check out the varieties and see if you find anything interesting.  If so, Call me or email me with the list you would like to purchase and I'll verify availability and reserve plants for you.  I accept payment via check, money order, or paypal. Special note, while I do not sell seed, I do have some unique varieties that are not commercially available.  If you are interested in getting seed that are NOT available elsewhere, email me, sometimes I will work out a trade. 

If you are looking for some good sources of seed, please check out these websites:

Sandhill Preservation

tomato growers supply

Marianna's

Wild Garden Seed

If you are looking for help pollinating tomatoes in a home greenhouse, check out these!

Vegibee garden pollinator

Sincerely,

Darrel W. Jones




P.S. if you would like to check out a tomato experts web site, please visit Craig LeHoullier's site. NCtomatoman

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