Wild Everglades Tomato

timberloin(10A)March 21, 2009


I am looking for Lemongrass seeds and wild everglades tomato seeds.

I posted this in the seed forum, figure I would have better luck on this forum for the tomato!

I am new at this and do not have much to trade.

Datil Pepper----Hot!

Yard Long Bean, see link for info:


Patchouli- Just something fun to grow!



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coffeemom(Broward z10)

email me w/address for everglades tomato seeds

sjkdavis at bellsouth dot net

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 8:40AM
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friends don't let friends grow matt's everglade... i already have seedlings all over my garden.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 9:01AM
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Are the wild everglades actually Matt's???

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 9:14AM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

I had both at one time and couldn't tell the difference. What ever it is, it's growing in my yard and I love getting seedlings, but that's just me.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 9:34AM
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hallandalegal(Hallandale FL)

Thanks to Bill in this forum, we are growing the Wild Everglades tomatoes here in Hollywood, Florida. They are making tomatoes which are larger than we expected. I do not think these are the Matt's type. We don't have any ripe ones yet, but lots of green ones. In about another month, we will have plenty of seeds to share. These make large bush type plants. They are sturdy. I feed them Mater Magic, maybe that is why the tomatoes are larger than expected. My neighbor is feeding hers plenty of Miracle Gro for tomatoes. (HERS are much larger than mine....boo hoo...) We both have a LOT of tomatoes forming. My Tiny Tim and other tomatoes are getting beaten down by the heat. But the wild tomatoes show no problems either with insects or drought. I do water twice a day. Email if you want to visit. There are NO ripe ones yet, but if you want, you can see the plants and how they grow. For seeds, you need to wait about one more month. We do not sell tomatoes or seeds. We will give them to you.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 7:35PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

I have a variety of currant tomatoes. One of them being the Everglades that Tomcath sent me. I have others too, including my own Hawaiian currant.

I have my Hawaiian growing up at a cattle panel, this makes it for easy picking.

Whoever comes to my house, I let them try it and they all like them. They are tiny and I eat them like grapes.

I can send you seeds if you are interested, send me an email.


    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 7:16AM
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I started my Lemongrass from a couple of pieces I bought at the oriental market. I picked out a couple of fresh looking pieces that looked like they might grow roots and stuck them in a glass of water on the window sill for a few weeks, then planted them in the middle of a whiskey barrel. (I believe my husbands words were "That is never going to grow, Mag...") It's filled the barrel.

I will certainly send you (or anyone else that would like some)a piece. E-mail me maggiepearl@comcast.net. In zone 10, I would put it in a pot...seems like the sort of plant you would regret planting in the yard!

I would love to try the patchouli and the everglades tomato..when you all have seeds!


    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 7:33AM
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hallandalegal(Hallandale FL)

Hi, my first wild Everglades tomato is ripening now. Mine are only the size of a large grape, BUT MY NEIGHBOR who is using Miracle Gro for tomatoes is getting wild tomatoes six times bigger than mine. I use Mater Magic and it does push the plants but I have to start laying on the Miracle Gro. She uses the big $6 bags with the picture of tomatoes on the front. I am too ashamed to show her mine. She is growing them in large containers and in the ground. I think the Miracle Gro is the secret. BUT I will be happy with a few thousand of these fat ones even if they are only the size of a big grape. These are not grape tomatoes. These are the Everglades ones from the seeds Bill kindly sent.
Soon, I will have seeds for anyone who wants them. Now you know what to fertilize them with. I hope I can still coax mine to get as big as my neighbor's but I have to run to buy several big bags. smile...And anyone who wants to see them growing is welcome to come here. I live in Hollywood. You can look over the fence and see my neighbor's large wild tomatoes. I think she has success with everything because she sings to her plants....

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 12:10PM
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Hello, writing from Lakeland, Florida, moved here 6 months ago. I was looking for tomatoes that could survive the summer in this area and found this thread. the last message is from last year, but somebody might have seeds to give/sell?
Thank you.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 4:39PM
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Just purchased my first Everglades tomato plant. She has several green ones aleady. But all the stems in this pot are gathered up to one stake. Any advice on staking this plant? Thanks in advance!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 1:21PM
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I have yard long beans seeds available if anyone wants some, just contact me thru gw

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 10:25PM
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johnweh(10 Boca Raton FL)

I found this listing on Craigslist for Everglades tomatoes in West Palm Beach.

Here is a link that might be useful: Everglades Tom

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 9:08AM
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postlethwait(10Lehigh Acres)

I just ordered some seeds from the West Palm Beach area, I found it listed on Craigslist. We just moved to the Lehigh Acres area (zone 10) and I am glad to see that this tomato seems to produce during the hot months. I planted some in early March when we moved here but they are already dying. Just too hot!! Has everyone been happy with their tomatoes??
Please let me know. Can't wait to plant this coming fall.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 11:08PM
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