Mortgage Lifter

Photo: Mortgage Lifter.

Photo by Peter Nitzsche, County Agricultural Agent

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History: Saved by M.C Byles in West Virginia who sold plants for $1.00 in 1940 and paid off his $6,000 mortgage in 6 years

Tomato Type: Heirloom

Breed: Open Pollinated

Origin: USA

Season: Late

Leaf Type: Normal

Plant Type: Indeterminate

Plant Height: 7 ft.

Fruit Size: 15 oz.

Fruit Shape: Beefsteak

Skin Color: Pink

Flesh Color: Pink

Flaws: Cracks

Usage: Fresh

Availability: Commercial

Comments: Mild flavor can be somewhat mealy

Note: Comments followed by "?" are from seed catalog descriptions. You decide if you agree.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences