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Re: Re: Ack! Heirloom tomato question- 20' rule

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Re: Ack! Heirloom tomato question- 20' rule
  • From: Pat_Elazar@cwb.ca
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:08:00 -0500

Hi Holly,

You got some good advice from Don which I will back up with my own
experience: I've been growing heirloom tomatoes staked about 50cm (~20")
apart for about 20 years with no problems saving seeds from 4 or 5
favourite varieties.

But last year my prized "banana legs" yellow-with-green-streaks processing
tomato hybridized with some other variety. The resulting seeds germinated
nicely, but dont produce fruit that I like.

So...... If you really want to keep pure seed from from a specific variety,
then you need to isolate them like Don said.

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