Hamson tomato should be state veggie

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  • Kristin
    Jan. 16, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    Alvin hamson was also very gifted in growing the juiciest watermelons!

  • Jamie Willilamson
    April 10, 2008 5:21 p.m.

    If you liked his tomatoes, then you need to come by North Logan where he raised some of the best apples as well. Come by McIntosh Circle and I am sure one of thoe homewoners will be glad to let you pick a few of those choice apples.

  • Linnis Mills
    March 28, 2008 9:48 p.m.

    What a great story about a great man. Dr. Hamson had that keen eye that could select vegetables and could spell-bound an audience as he described them with his dictation as used his hands to point out the shape and size of in this case the Hamson Tomato. Then to have Mountain Valley Seed Co carry on the tomato the spread it to new heights. It was a well done article by a great man who is a dominate force in the gardening industry of Utah.

  • Matt
    March 28, 2008 4:03 p.m.

    Great story. But we already have a state vegetable...two in fact. The Historic state vegetable is the Sugarbeat, and the modern state vegetable is the Spanish Sweet Onion.

  • Tom Hill
    March 28, 2008 2:39 p.m.

    I've tried the Hamson tomato and love it. Firm, but not thick skinned. It is being grown in the Thanksgiving Point tomato trial garden. We will have a taste test next September.
    Haven't tried canning it, but would like to hear from other who have tried.