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Animas en el Agua

$10.00

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“Animas en el Agua” is a new tomato I developed with parentage from a Guatemalan heirloom crossed with a beefsteak I previously developed to be adapted to Haudenosaunee soils. Animas is a midseason producer of flat round green-when-ripe beefsteaks, with strong sweet and sour flavors at the same time. The thin clear skins rarely crack unless left overripe in the rain. A pink blush forms at the blossom end providing the visual cue to harvest. The thick velvety flesh is good fresh or cooked, for green pico, salsa verde, or green pasta sauces. A salad of red lettuce and juicy green tomato is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the tastebuds. The indeterminate vines grow to a length of up to 5-6 feet in ideal conditions, with large potato leaf foliage.

The proceeds will be donated to Operation Yellow Water, an executive program of the Diné (Navajo) nation directing funds directly to the farming community to help with water access. Donations will also be directed towards the Shiprock Youth Farm, a group of young Diné farmers and gardeners looking to gain access to water resources to feed their people. The souls of generations yet unborn shimmer in the reflection of clean clear waters. The spirits of our lifegivers, the corn, beans, squash, tomato, they depend on clean waters to survive as we do. There are souls in the water.

$10.00 donation in exchange for 6 seeds