Help Finding Nova Scotia Heirloom Tomato

nwheritagegardenerMay 28, 2014

I am trying to find out some information about an heirloom tomato and whether or not it even exists. There was a thread posted here on GardenWeb in '08 about a "purple plum" tomato that had its origins with the Wentzell family of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. I can not find any other reference to it other than the message board thread. If it exists, it seems to only be known locally in Nova Scotia. I have even contacted Windhorse Farm, which is what the Wentzell family farm is now called and they said they don't have the seeds for it. The original poster of the thread doesn't seem to be active any more. I am hoping that someone from Nova Scotia might have some clue that could help me. TIA!

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Just a thought, do you think it may be the same as the 'Purple Russian' Heritage Harvest Seed sells? Did the Wentzell family develop this tomato themselves or get the seed elsewhere?

Annette

Here is a link that might be useful: Purple Russian

    Bookmark   May 28, 2014 at 6:23PM
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nwheritagegardener

All I know about it is what was posted in the thread here. I haven't been able to find any other information about it!

Here is a link that might be useful: Message board thread

    Bookmark   May 28, 2014 at 8:26PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Whenever anyone needs to search for heritage types vegetables or plants, look it up in Seeds for Diversity.. They have an extensive list of types of vegetebles, breed and their suppliers. So for this one

Annapolis Seeds in NS sells them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wentzell Tomato seed

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 1:16PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Annapolis Seeds
8528 Hwy 201, RR#3
Middleton, NS
B0S 1P0

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 1:18PM
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nwheritagegardener

The Wentzell tomato is a beefsteak. I've already gotten that one from Annapolis Seeds. This one is supposed to be a plum. I tried to look it up on Seeds of Diversity, but had no luck. I even tried their new seed search function, as well as browsing their seed library. Seeds of Diversity doesn't even list the Wentzell beefsteak. I just wish there was some way to contact the OP of the other thread!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 2:08PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Then try the Annapolis seed bank to see if they can help track this down.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 2:51PM
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