Professor of Vegetable Crops,
Editor of Market Growers Journal
ORANGE JUDD PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc.
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.
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
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.
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