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Master Gardener’s Big Italian Tomato Goes National

The late Sally Maxwell was a dedicated Master Gardener and seed saver

A national tomato growers supply company will honor a Missouri Advanced Master Gardener this spring by selling tomato seeds she saved for decades. On the cover of its 2017 catalog, the Tomato Growers Supply Co. features “Mrs. Maxwell’s Big Italian,” an heirloom beefsteak tomato prized for its flavor. The dark pink tomato is the result of seed-saving by the late…