Tomatos Mortgage Lifter
Name: Tomatos Mortgage Lifter
Description : Mortgage Lifter is the name given to a cultivar of tomato developed by M.C. Byles, also known as "Radiator Charlie", because he used it to save his house, selling it for a dollar per plant (back in the 1940s) in order to pay off his mortgage. When his radiator repair business slumped during the Great Depression, Byles started cross-breeding his four best tomato plants, until he came up with a stable derivation which he felt tasted better and had larger fruit.