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