THE TOMATO

By

PAUL WORK

Professor of Vegetable Crops, Cornell University
Editor of Market Growers Journal

 

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

ORANGE JUDD PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc.

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INTRODUCTION

Why should there be a book on tomatoes? The world is full of bulletins of experiment stations, of articles in periodicals and of general books on vegetables which include discussion of tomatoes.

An incomplete set of tomato bulletins includes over 350 documents. Many of these are no longer available. Many are of no great value but contribute this or that small item.

The task of a book like this is to offer between two covers, a summary of what seem the most significant facts and opinions about the third most important vegetable crop in the United States.

The tomato is one of the most rewarding crops for the home garden. A little space yields heavily, from half a peck to a peck per plant without difficulty. It grows well practically everywhere in the States, affording high nutritional values whether used fresh or canned. And people do like tomatoes, whether as salad, cooked vegetable, or condiment.

Competition among growers and among districts makes three elements necessary for commercial success:—quality in the goods, economy in production, and effectiveness in marketing.............................

 

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