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The Bradford Watermelon is an heirloom with a classic narrative of glory, loss and revival, and prominent example of a story of North Carolina food culture over the last century. The watermelon variety was created through the exchange and crossing of seeds in the early 1800s. Asheville’s Sow True Seed is now the sole distributor of the Bradford Watermelon seeds.
Slow Food Asheville picked the Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato to spotlight for its 2017 Heritage Food Project. In 1990, Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina, obtained and grew a packet of unnamed seeds that had been shared by the Cherokee Indians more than one-hundred years before. The tomato is purple in color and has gained a widespread fame amongst heirloom tomatoes.