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TOMATO SEED —
THIS colored photograph
shows the strength of Val-
iant — a large, smooth, modern-
type Tomato maturing within
three days of Earliana. «fThis
grand new Stokes introduction
stands as further proof that spe-
cialization yields a reward of
its own. <}The Stokes firm
now devotes its entire eflfort
^ FEB 1 5 1938 i
rice of Valiant, postpaid:
Trade pkt. 50 cts.; oz. $1;
V4tt>. $3; lb. $10
STOKES TOMATO INTRODUCTIONS
Atlantic Prize 1889
Sparks' Earliana 1900
Bonny Best 1908
Master Margiobe 1930
A MARK OF DEPENDABILITY
THIS competitive age calls for perfectionists. A man doing one
thing very well will do his job with greater thoroughness and
greater understanding than a man who tries to do many things. We
are now devoting our entire energy, thought, and capital to Tomatoes.
We eat, sleep, and sometimes dream Tomatoes! If you do anything
with Tomatoes besides eating them, a reading of this Catalog should
not be a waste of time.
As breeders and growers of Tomato seed, we can help make To-
matoes your most profitable crop in 1938. That profit is dependent
on your producing a quantity of healthy, well-bred fruit. That kind of
fruit can only be grown from seed with a strong inheritance.
The breeding program carried on for so many years at our Stokes-
dale Proving Grounds has developed stocks of recognized strength.
We long ago saw the necessity for many different varieties in covering
the broad requirements of continental production. Out of the ten
stocks offered in this Catalog, it is altogether likely that one or more of
them is well suited to your conditions. Great care has been taken in
the production of all of our seed. Likewise, much stress has been laid on
clarity and simplicity in writing these Catalog descriptions. We are de-
termined that the slogan "Grown by Stokes" shall be an infallible
mark of dependability in Tomato seed.
F. C. Stokes and Prof. L. G. Schermerhorn
on our Stokesdale Proving Grounds the after-
noon of our Field Day, August 17, 1937.
Where Is Vincentown?
Vincentown, our Company headquarters,
is located in the rich dairy farming district
of Burlington County, New Jersey. We
are 2 5 miles east of Philadelphia, out
Route 38 from the Camden airport; 22
miles south of Trenton on Route 39; 80
miles south of New York via Routes 2 5 and
39. A company car will always be sent to
the nearest railway station or airport for
non-motoring visitors. Our Stokesdale
Proving Grounds are usually at their prime
in early August. Our telephone is Vincen-
AND HERE IS ADDITIONAL PROTECTION
1. Official Certification.
This service is performed by the New Jersey Department of Agri-
culture for the purpose of inspecting our Tomato fields. We received
a clean bill of health on 882 acres. This service covers both freedom
from disease and type purity.
2. Post-Season Disinfection.
Our entire 1937 crop has been disinfected in a 1 to 1200 solution of
New Improved Ceresan — 5 per cent ethyl mercury phosphate. We
consider this treatment of very great importance in freeing seed from
3. Dated Statement of Germination.
As for many years, we are again marking the germination test and the
date of that test on every package. Our entire inventory has been
retested as of November, 1937.
4. Stokes Tamper-prooJ Canisters.
These are among the most respected seed packages in North America.
The canister is tightly sealed and the label is copyrighted, both for
FRANCIS C. STOKES & CO., Inc.
Breeders and Growers of Tomato Seed
VINCENTOWN, NEW JERSEY, U. S. A.
Copyright, 1938. F. C. S. & Co., Inc.
WE RECOMMEND THESE GEORGIA PLANTS
GROWN FROM STOKES SEED, CERTIFIED BY GEORGIA OFFICIALS, PACKED AND SHIPPED
UNDER SUPERVISION OF OUR OWN MEN
FOR those who
doubts about certi-
fied Tomato plants
grown in Georgia,
we wish to say that,
in our humble opin-
ion, they are the
best buy on the
market. Their suc-
cess is based on a
stronger plant cost-
ing less money. Like
everything else that
develops too quickly,
this industry did
have its difficulties and its disappointments, but to
the lasting credit of the State of Georgia, these
troubles are now largely under control.
The Georgia plant certification system is one of the
most effective sanitation jobs we have ever known.
It covers soil-practice, certification of seed, spraying,
and packing. The seed must not only be certified by
the state of origin, but must pass a biological test for
freedom from pathogenic organisms. The present dis-
infectant. New Improved Ceresan, has proved far more
effective than the bichloride of mercury treatment in
use up until last year. This new ethyl mercury phos-
phate has almost completely controlled the dreaded
Macrosporium solatium, or stem-rot disease, which
formerly took such a heavy toll.
Although approximately 1000 acres of Tomato
plants will be grown in Georgia from Stokes Seed in
the spring of 1938, the early bookings are always
heavy, and we advise prompt placing of orders. The
plants will be strong, hardy, field-grown stock which
is well rooted and well hardened. Our packing is done
with great care, and for the most part peat moss will
be used instead of sphagnum. The schedule of varie-
ties and shipping dates noted below will be adhered
to as strictly as the weather permits.
VALIANT BONNY BEST STOKESDALE
MASTER MARGLOBE, STRAIN SIX
MASTER MARGLOBE, STRAIN EIGHT
Price j. 0. b. Georgia shipping point, $2.23 per 1000
f. 0. b. New Jersey receiving point, $2.75 per 1000
Solid cars will be shipped to any point.
Except for private truck delivery we recommend the f. o. b.
New Jersey basis, for solid cars arrive a day sooner than
L. C. L. shipments.
SHIPPING PERIOD: MAY I TO MAY 20
THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT IDEAS
Here, again, there can be no set rule. Conditions ob-
viously differ. Objectives differ. But one factor cannot be
overlooked — spraying. To spray properly one must have
space to work between vines. Some of our more successful
Tomato growers are spacing 4 feet in the row, with rows
5 feet apart. Several men who were elected to New Jersey's
1936 Ten-Ton Tomato Club used that spacing. A Tomato
plant likes ample ventilation. Then, too, 4 by 5-foot spacing
gives the pickers more room in which to work. There is
much to be said for wider planting. This table may be
helpful. Plants per Acre
3 feet X 1 foot 14,520
3 feet X 2 feet 7,260
3 feet X 3 feet 4,840
4 feet X 1 foot 10,890
4 feet X 2 feet 5,445
4 feet X 3 feet 3,630
4 feet X 4 feet 2,723
5 feet X 3 feet 2,901
5 feet X 4 feet 2,178
5 feet X 5 feet 1,743
Book Plant Orders Now /or May Delivery
Tomatoes Want a Normal, Steady Growth with No Setbacks
The Ca use oF Blossom-End Rot
WHEN a Tomato plant fails to obtain
sufficient soil-moisture to meet its
transpiration requirements, it draws its
moisture from the developing fruit. This
causes the cell tissues at the blossom end of
the Tomato to collapse, which, in turn,
forms a large black spot that makes the
Heavy losses from this disease occur in
dry spells that follow periods of abundant
moisture, during which the plant makes a
soft, succulent growth. Deeply prepared
soil, plenty of organic matter, and a uniform
and ample supply of moisture, through
irrigation, if necessary, will eliminate
blossom-end rot. Dr. C. B. Sayre, New
York Experiment Station, Geneva, has
recently published an illuminating report
on this subject.
Blossom-end rot, like many other Tomato
diseases, usually can be held down to a
minimum loss through good soil-practice.
THIS elementary lesson was given us many years ago by our
well-remembered friend, Dr. W. W. Tracy, Sr., of the United
States Department of Agriculture. Of all the new knowledge per-
taining to Tomato production, nothing has come to light to
change this very simple fact. Time after time we have noticed
that once a Tomato crop receives a setback, it seldom recovers
its original strength and vigor. Growers will do well to take
every possible precaution at all stages of the development of the
crop. There must be no exception to this between seed-time and
harvest. Make this next crop your best crop, and keep these
points in mind:
1. Use pedigreed stocks. The losses from planting run-out,
oflf-type, low-producing strains are difficult to compute.
2. Set your plants early and see that they are well rooted and
fresh when they are put in the ground. Never set a field without
the use of water. Poor plants often take two weeks to recover.
3. Set your fields in squares so as to cultivate both ways. A
weekly cultivation is desirable. As one grower has said: "One
good crop at a time is enough for any field."
4. Watch your picking. This is a vitally important factor in
Tomato profits. Many growers find that paying pickers by the
day, and not by the basket, is the best plan. The cost per basket
will not be more and the quality per basket will be improved.
You are always welcome. Early August is the best time
Days to Maturity*.
Aver. Weight in ounces .
Relation Depth -to -Width .
*These maturity figures have been taken at our Stokesdale Proving Grounds. The time will be shortened as much as 30 days
for far southern planting and lengthened by 30 days at far northern points.
The Very Great Importance of Retaining Foliage
IT IS difficult to overstate this matter. The lack of foliage, or
the early season loss of it, is directly responsible for most of
the poor, unprofitable Tomato crops. To begin with, many farm-
ers, who should know better, attempt to grow Tomatoes on thin,
starved soil, utterly lacking in organic matter. With present-day
knowledge of soil-chemistry, and with many states ofifering
soil-analysis services, there is no excuse for not knowing
where you start from.
As an elementary guide, follow sod or some other cover-crop
which has added humus to your soil. Do not follow Tomatoes
with Tomatoes. Test for acidity, and, if necessary, apply dolo-
mitic limestone (300 screen). Following that, be guided by
your soil-test for your fertilizer formula. Do not be too sparing
of your fertilizer. Fifty Tomato fields are under-fed against one
that is over-fed. Stable manure is always excellent — two or three
coats. When this is applied heavily, lighten up on the phos-
phorus content in your fertilizer.
Having watched the soil-factors, the next precaution is the
spray schedule, which should commence soon after setting the
plants and continue weekly for the entire duration of the crop.
The solution should be a combination of bordeaux and arsenate
of lead. This will not only provide an excellent medium for
maintaining the health of the vine, but will give strong protec-
tion against insect pests.
Careful attention to all these factors will go a long way to-
ward the development of a crop of high quality and of heavy
tonnage. Remember, without vines, blossoms cannot set, and
without foliage, the normal fruit sugars in the Tomato do not
develop. That means that there is no flavor in the fruit.
Watch Those Tomato Worms!
THERE are two species of Tomato horn
worm, Protoparce quinquemaculatus and
P. sexta. In 1937, conditions were such that
both went in for population increase in a
big way. The first brood developed in late
July, the second in early September. Losses
were staggering — perhaps heavier than
from the torrential August rains.
There is every probability of further
trouble in 1938. The large brown moths,
resembling hummingbirds, are flying in
early July, and their eggs hatch in late
July. The long, green worm, so common to
everyone, is not readily seen in its first days.
Its length then is only a fraction of an inch,
and it is usually found on the mid-
rib of the leaf — on the under side.
Stokesdale on an August afternoon
Eff^ective control lies in frequent
and thorough application of poison
in the spray schedule. This should
be applied under high pressure
and with nozzles that reach up
under the leaves. Tomato growers
who trust to luck and do not take
these early precautions run the risk
of locking the stable door after the
horse is stolen. As these worms
mature, their capacity to ruin a
crop is enormous. It is not at all
uncommon for them to cut pro-
duction by 50 per cent. Early and
frequent spraying is the only eflfec-
First-class spraying equipment
will prove a good investment for
every Tomato grower.
The First Tomatoes Bring the High Prices
THERE are exceptions to this, but only rare exceptions. The Earliana type is
still, strictly speaking, the earliest Tomato, but there are valid objections to
Earliana. For, regardless of the best efforts of plant-breeders, Earliana is still rough,
ill-shapen, and irregular in size. The Lange Strain, which we offer on this page,
still turns in some excellent money for those who grow it. Valiant, described on
the opposite page, will be only slightly later, and is in every way superior to the
We look on Valiant as one of the new important developments
in Tomato culture. This Tomato is now in its sixth generation of
single-plant selection at Stokesdale Proving Ground. Its origin is
obscure. Valiant and Stokesdale both have come from the same
source which, to the best of our knowledge, was an accidental cross
between Marglobe and Bonny Best. Valiant is vigorous, uniform,
and well colored. It is perhaps better colored than Stokesdale,
and definitely outclasses Earliana in depth, size, and uniformity.
We urge that you look on both Valiant and Stokesdale as ex-
tremely important new types of Tomatoes. One or both of them
may prove to be real money-makers under your conditions. You
should not pass them by lightly.
Ratio, depth to width, 75 per cent
104 days to maturity
Average weight of fruit: 5 ounces
Spark's Earliana was introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 1900. Lange's Earliana, from the same general strain,
has been selected for an extraordinarily heavy crown-set. More than half of the crop is available during the first
ten days of the harvest. A crop of Lange's Earliana, set in a field in Gloucester County the first week in May, pro-
duced five baskets on June 22, and thereafter 50 to 100 baskets were gathered daily. It is not uncommon for the
crown-set to carry ten fully developed fruits.
Trade pkt. 50 cts.; oz. $1; V4lb. $3; ib. $10
The crovon fruit is the crowning glory of Lange's
EXTRA EARLY • EXTRA LARGE • EXTRA SOLID
How would you like this crop
on a $ 5 .00 market? This photo-
graph is of a typical Valiant
plant in our seed field, 1937.
Ratio, depth to width.
90 per cent
107 days to maturity
Average weight of
fruit: 7 ounces
If you do not require a heavy vine —
If you can sell the first three pickings
for more money than the last five —
If you do not like the low prices
offered for your rough Earlianas —
Then, try Valiant.
Valiant is not an all-purpose Tomato,
but its ability to develop very large, solid
fruits within three days of Earliana will
surprise you and astonish your neighbors.
Trade pl<t. 50cts.; oz. $1; VJb. $3;
lb. $10; 5 lbs. $45
Seed cost vs. crop value=l/5 of 1 per cent
For Many Growers, the Second-Earlies Are Extremely Profitable
FOR nearly thirty years, the Bonny Best family has been the outstanding leader in this group, in the north-
ern areas, principally New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, and Oregon. There they still hold the first
position. In 1908, when Walter P. Stokes introduced Bonny Best, it promptly became one of the important
national varieties. As is the case with many other good things, there was considerable renaming, the most notable
instance being John Baer. Bonny Best held its place staunchly until about 192 5, when the more modern and more
disease-resistant Marglobe justly received recognition. Our present strain of Bonny Best is a very worthy one.
Stokesdale, fully described on this next page, is just as early as Bonny Best, and, in many instances, will mature
days ahead of it. As indicated in the photograph, Stokesdale is very much larger, and in a number of important
tests has shown itself to be much more of a money-maker. Both of these stocks are strongly recommended.
Certified Ratio, depth to width, 86 per cent 113 days to maturity Average weight of fruit: 5 ounces
We are very fortunate in being able to offer this present strain. Stokes Bonny Best is an almost exact replica of
our original introduction of twenty-nine years ago. In fact, it may lead to a definite revival of the variety. What we
offer here is a Tomato earlier, deeper, and smoother, with thick walls which are remarkably free from cracks.
Its color and the flavor are of the fine old Bonny type. The average weight — 5 ounces — is distinctly larger than
most strains of Bonny in recent years.
Stokes Bonny Best — once more in its old'time beauty
THE LARGEST SECOND-EARLY TOMATO
Our most important introduction since Master Marglobe
Ratio, depth to width, 85 per cent 112 days to maturity Averase weisht of fruit: 8 ounces
STOKESDALE is now of age — 21, and red, brilliant red! We believe it is to become one of the great varieties.
The point for emphasis is that this sixth-generation selection has apparently fixed the type that a year ago
showed so much promise but which then was not completely fixed.
The glowing reports of its performance in 1937 under many varied conditions indicate a striking advance in
Tomato culture. We urge that you include Stokesdale in your 1938 schedule, and we suggest that you consider it
as an important all-purpose type for market or for cannery.
For market, it will be profitable because of its earliness, its beauty, and its quality. It averages three days earlier
and 25% larger than Bonny Best (Stokes, 1908).
For the cannery, it offers high tonnage per acre, with all that makes for a strong Government grade. It has
the further advantage of spreading the picking season — the peak will precede Marglobe by 10 days, Rutgers by
14 days. This past August, loads of Stokesdale graded among the highest at our Vincentown plant. One load
rated 95% U. S. No. 1, 5% U. S. No. 2. No culls. Flavor and interior color are also outstanding points.
Striking results with Stokesdale have been reported from such widely separated locations as Crystal City,
Texas, Fort Pierce, Fla., Lexington, N. C, Manhattan, Kans., Storrs, Conn., Waltham, Mass., Ithaca, N. Y., and
Saint Catharines, Ont. One report from Kansas says, "Stokesdale was the most wilt-resistant of any variety
tested." That, in the face of former tests, is encouraging, but other reports have shown that Stokesdale is not
completely resistant to fusarium wilt. Here in New Jersey, several men growing for canneries reported Stokesdale
to be their high-yielding variety. You will be astonished with its producing power.
Trade pkt. 50 cts.; oz. $1; V^Wi. $3;
lb. $10; 5 lbs. $45
STOKESDALE, groivn hy Stokes, already a source of great profit to many growers
THE SHAPE OF THINGS—
AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FACTOR IN TOMATOES FOR SHIPMENT
Greater depth means an extra slice^ and that is what Mrs. Brown is lookins for
IF Tomato growers could spend an hour each week on the big produce markets, they would realize what a subtle
thing perfection is. The remarkable success of Stokes Master Marglobe is based on one simple factor — shape.
We have spent ten years striving to perfect the most desirable slicing Tomato in the United States. That effort
has met with genuine success. Buyers everywhere give this stock preferred attention. Their customers want deep,
smooth, solid fruits. Flat Tomatoes, with deeply ridged shoulders, do not slice well, and, what is worse, they often
have a blossom-end scar and a green core. That type of Tomato was ruled out ten years ago.
Stokes Master Marglobe can claim fourteen generations of single-plant selection. We doubt if this record can
be equaled. Upward of $2 5,000 has been spent in the development of this stock. Yet this seed is available to you
at a cost of less than $1 per acre. It is possible that you may secure a seed-supply for half that price, but is it worth
the risk when your total per-acre production expense approximates $100, and your possible return per acre may
be in excess of $500.' We sincerely believe Stokes Master Marglobe, Strain Six, to be the ideal Tomato for the
Ratio, depth to width, 85 per cent 113 days to maturity
Average weight of fruit: 5 ounces
WE HAVE a wholesome respect for the Pritchard Tomato. Under certain growing conditions, this variety
far outyields all others. This particularly applies to New York and to New England where Marglobe ordi-
narily does not ripen a full crop. In maturity, Pritchard will average five days ahead of Marglobe.
Pritchard — a Marglobe X Cooper's Special hybrid, originally introduced by the U. S. Department of Agriculture
as Scarlet Topper — was officially renamed by the Department to honor its originator, the late Dr. Fred J. Pritchard.
His originations in wilt-resistant types have had a vast influence on Tomato production in the United States.
Pritchard is a plant of the determinate growth type and because of this it is highly desirable to feed it heavily
in order to develop as heavy vine as possible. We recommend that ammonia in some available form should be
applied before the fruits develop. Reasonable vine protection is very desirable.
Price, postpaid :
V^ritcharA — the last origination of a great plant'breeder
THE LEADING 6X6 TOMATO IN THE GREEN-WRAP TRADE
Certified Ratio, depth to width, 95 per cent 118 days to maturity
Average weight: 6 ozs.
Tr. pM. . $0.25
Ounce . .50
Lb. . 5.00
5 lbs. . . 22.50
Streamlined and Finely Bred
The fame of this beautiful shipping
Tomato is almost legendary. Stokes
Master Marglobe, Strain Six, is con-
ceded to be the most important market
Tomato in North America. You are
cordially invited to share in its success.
★ TRADE-MARK REGISTERED
Will you pay $1 an acre for the very best Tomato Seed !
CANNERY TOMATOES ARE NO LONGER JUST TOMATOES—
THEY, TOO, MUST BE THOROUGHBREDS
GOVERNMENT and merchandizing standards on Tomatoes and Tomato products are now on such a
high plane that it is impossible for a canner to succeed unless he has a raw product that is of a thoroughly
high quality. The business of producing Tomatoes for manufacture is one of infinite detail. A vast amount
of time and capital is being expended on the breeding of Tomato types which will conform to the rigid
Rutgers and Stokes Master Marglobe, Strain Eight, are two important varieties that have been bred for cannery
purposes. Both are highly disease-resistant, have excellent interior color and structure, and are extraordinary
producers. Both stocks, as offered on these pages, have been certified.
THIS CANNING VARIETY IS ENJOYING WIDE ACCEPTANCE
CertiRed Ratio, depth to width, 80 per cent 122 days to maturity Averase weight of fruit: 8 ounces
Rutgers is a Marglobe X J- T. D. hybrid. The original cross was made by the Campbell Soup Company and
]ater developed by Professor Schermerhorn, of the New Jersey Experiment Station. It is now in its seventh genera-
tion of selection, and the type is well fixed. Its habit of ripening from the inside out has proved an asset, especially
in the manufacture of Tomato specialties — juice, soup, catsup, etc. This is on account of its high color values.
Some of our green-wrap customers have reported success with Rutgers. Primarily, we look on it as a variety
Rutgers matures about four days later than Stokes Master Marglobe Strain Six. The vine is very erect, and
under normal soil conditions will develop heavy, vegetative growth. It is suggested that nitrates in the fertilizer
be applied very slightly for this variety. Otherwise, the fruit becomes too large and often has some blossom-end
scar. Rutgers is highly wilt-resistant.
Price, postpaid: Trade pkt. 25 cts.; oz. 50 cfs.; V4lb. $1.50; lb. $5; 5 lbs. $22.50
12 'Rutgers has remarkable vigor, size, and productiveness
LARGER, BUT NOT SO DEEP. AN IDEAL CANNING TYPE
★ TRADE-MARK REGISTERED
CertiFied Ratio, depth to width, 84 per cent
122 days to maturity Average weight of fruit :7 ounces
This Stock Has Yielded as
High as 15 Tons Per Acre
STRAIN EIGHT has been in the course of development for three seasons. We are now
offering it as a strain of Stokes Master Marglobe that is larger but not so deep as
Strain Six, described on page 11. What this strain does not have as a shipping type is
more than made up for as a cannery type. The size will average an ounce heavier and
the ratio, depth to width, will average 10% lower in Strain Eight. The old beauty of form
and interior solidity long known in Stokes Master Marglobe will still be found in Strain
Eight. Other characteristics are about the same except that there will be a slightly
heavier vine-growth to Strain Eight which, in turn, means about four days later in
maturity on an average.
It is difficult to over-emphasize the strong qualities of this variety for the manu-
facture of Tomato juice: Its color is a bright red; its flavor is unusually sweet and
pleasant; and it is practically free from any blossom-end scar.
As is the case with any thick-wall variety, including Rutgers and Stokes Master Marglobe, there is some
radial cracking. Apparently we are far from conquering that source of trouble.
To the manufacturer of Tomato products, or to the man who is growing Tomato products for the cannery,
we know of no finer strain of Tomato than Stokes Master Marglobe, Strain Eight.
Price, postpaid: Trade pkt. 25 cts.; oz. 50 cts.; V^ib. $1.50; lb. $5; 5 lbs. $22.50
This tamper-proof seed
package is for your
Strain Eight has been developed for those requiring a larger Master "Marglobe
GLOVEL AND GROTHEN'S GLOBE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL
IN FLORIDA AND TEXAS
(ftotlien 6 ^lob<
Certified Ratio, depth to width, 80 per cent
1 1 2 days to maturity Average weisht of fruit : Bounces
A single plant development out of Break o'Day
THIS TOMATO has been successful in the
South where it has done particularly well as
a fall crop. It has not been successful in the
North and is not recommended for northern
production. One factor in the popularity of
Grothen's Globe is its large size. The fruit will
average considerably larger than Marglobe,
although it approaches it in neither its per-
fection of form nor its excellent interior. The
fact that it is earlier in maturity is also important
in some sections.
Grothen's Globe has some resistance to fu-
sarium wilt and nail-head rust. Its vine-growth
is distinctly open. Our stock has been examined
by the originator and has been approved. It has
also been given a certified rating by the New
Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Price, postpaid: Trade pkt. 25 cts.;
oz. 50 cts.; V4lb. $1.50; lb. $5
^ Certified Ratio, depth to width, 90 per cent
A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT
COLOR — PINK
118 days to maturity
Average weight of fruit: 7 ounces
GLOVEL is a pink Marglobe. It has been per-
fected by William F. Porte, of the United States
Department of Agriculture, from the F. J. Pritchard
cross of Livingston's Globe X Marvel. The result
is a Tomato slightly earlier than Marglobe, and be-
cause it has no yellow pigment in the skin, the
exterior color is pink. It is new to most of the trade
and has, as yet, not had wide acceptance. The stock
we offer has been grown in the North and is certi-
fied. It is a pure type of Glovel, and one which
can be very highly recommended. If you desire a
productive type of pink Tomato, plant Glovel.
The average resistance of firm, ripe Glovel fruits
to crushing stresses was 13.4 pounds, slightly
higher than for Marglobe. Glovel developed color
in storage at 70° F., on ratio of 72% as against
49% for Marglobe at end of one week.
Price, postpaid: Trade pkt. 25 cts.;
oz. 50 cts.; VJb. $1.50; lb. $5
Southern Gro<wers: do not pass this page hurriedly 1
PROVING-GROUND STOCKS FOR GREENHOUSE FORCING
THE seed of the five varieties offered on this page is comparable in every way to stock seed for our own
company acreage. It was all produced at our Stokesdale Proving Grounds. This seed is of value to
anyone who profits by absolute perfection in his operation or who, for any reason, desires the
product of Tomatoes grown under our exacting system. Obviously, the great demand for it comes from
growers of greenhouse Tomatoes. Each year we supply important quantities of this seed to that critical trade.
The production expense of greenhouse Tomatoes is such that only the most carefully bred seed should be
used. Our single-plant plots assure an exceptionally fine stock. The seed offered on this page will do well
under glass or in exacting field production.
Varieties direct jrotn Stokesdale Proving Grounds:
KEEP OUT IN FRONT WITH STOKES COMPLETE SERVICES
Stokesdale Proving Grounds are one of the largest experimen-
tal fields in the United States devoted exclusively to Tomatoes.
Although this is our source of foundation stocks with which
we plant our 1,000 acres for seed, we are running a great many
other projects which contribute their share of information to
In addition to stock-seed production, here are tested the
leading strains of Tomatoes from all over the world. Source
records are open to everyone; thus comparisons are readily
made which are of value to all Tomato growers. Here, also,
you may study the comparative results of staked vs. unstaked
plantings; the use of hot caps vs. no hot caps; maturity figures
of early, medium, and late plantings.
Visitors are also usually interested in our main establishment
at Vincentown, which is not only capable of harvesting, clean-
ing, and disinfecting 50,000 pounds of Tomato seed annually.
but which also can produce in a normal season 2 50 carloads
of our by-product, Stokes Tomato Juice. A well-equipped
laboratory is operated in conjunction with this plant. Among
other things, extensive Vitamin C studies are being carried on.
In this connection it is interesting to note that a Tomato found
in the French West Indies by Francis C. Stokes this past winter
contained 38 mg. per 100 cc. Vitamin C — practically double the
content we have found on any titration of our American varieties.
Visitors from many distant points have honored us with
visits at Vincentown. Among others this past summer were
two officials of the Soviet Government, one the chief engineer
of the Consercov Comeseriat which operates the large Govern-
ment canneries in the Ukraine and the Crimea. /'Stokes
Master Marglobe will be growing along the Volga in 1938.^
The hand of welcome is held out to you. You will always be
cordially received at Vincentown.
The Largest Second-Early
WE believe we are justified
in urging you to include
Stokesdale inyour 1938 planting.
It is in line to become one of
the great varieties. We recom-
mend it to all who have a place
for a large and very solid To-
mato, ripening a week ahead of
Marglobe. Stokesdale may prove
to be your most important
Tomato, either for the market or
for the cannery. Further descrip-
tion will be found on page 9.
Price, postpaid :
Trade pkt. 50 cts.; oz. $1; VJb. $3;
lb. $10; 5 lbs. $45