Tomatofest varieties to be discontinued

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Tomatofest varieties to be discontinued

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Post: # 87150Unread post OhioGardener
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:58 pm

FYI - Tomatofest has a long list of rare varieties that they're discontinuing. I'm a sucker for rare seeds and am just passing the info on in case there's anyone else interested. Some are harder to find than others, while others I'd not necessarily consider rare.

https://www.tomatofest.com/RARE_Seeds_T ... _s/175.htm
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Post: # 87158Unread post Acer Rubrum
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:20 pm

Thank you.

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Post: # 87195Unread post MissS
Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:20 am

Interesting. I read the whole list of tomatoes that they said that they were discontinuing because they were not selling and reducing their inventory. The list was quite long and I felt bad that they were dropping so very many varieties. I noticed that OR 117 was on the list. After reading the discontinued list I went to new varieties for 2023. To my surprise there was OR 117 listed as new. Hmm...

This leads me to believe that the seeds being offered as discontinued are old seeds and the 'new' list are seeds that are from a fresh grow out. I also noticed that many of the 'discontinued' seeds are not on sale.

From my experience it is hard to know what you are buying from this company because they do not date their seed packs.
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Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:21 am

A good number of those offered are easily found elsewhere and cheaper too! Even ones that are "on sale".

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Post: # 87199Unread post loulac
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:14 am

I‘m a bit sad to find Dominico in that list. A relative was given this variety by a Spaniard in the 30’s, it then conquered a big area of the town. I sent seeds to tomatofest.It’s red, productive, tasty.

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Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:55 pm

loulac wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:14 am I‘m a bit sad to find Dominico in that list. A relative was given this variety by a Spaniard in the 30’s, it then conquered a big area of the town. I sent seeds to tomatofest.It’s red, productive, tasty.
You ought to send a few seeds to Dale Thurber at Delectation of Tomatoes. He is a great vendor and is committed to preserving heirloom varieties.
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Post: # 87388Unread post loulac
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:10 am

A good idea but first I must check if the variety has not been hybridized along the years. Fortunately I still have original seeds. Will they germinate ? I will know it in a few months.

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