Everglades Tomato Seed

tropicalfreak(z10b Ft Lauderdale)August 11, 2011

I'm looking for Everglades Tomato Seed, if anyone has extras. I would like to grow these as part of my Propagation Class.

Also, is this tomato as a result from all the tomato farming back in the day and this hybrid came about through naturalization? (evolution of a tomato to survive in the South Florida climate?)

Thanks.

Cliff

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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Hi Cliff,

I don't have any right now. A friend from South Carolina I gave seeds to just brought me some fruit but I'm not convinced they're mature enough to have viable seed. I hope someone else can help you out.

These originate from Peru, genetically they are designed to survive extremely harsh conditions, that's why they'll set fruit here in the summer...these are truly the origins of all tomatoes.

Tom

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 5:42PM
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gardengimp(9B Seminole Cnty FL)

Some place I read a really interesting history of the wild tomato Solanum pimpinellifolium. It has naturalized all over the place and created landraces, such as our Everglades Tom. And one from the Galapagos that I'm keen to try sometime. It is used in a lot of hybrid tomatoes to get disease resistance.

I don't have any atm either, but EONS in Ft. Lauderdale sells it for very reasonable. They might be close to you.

~dianne

Here is a link that might be useful: Wild Tomato

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 7:43PM
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tropicalfreak(z10b Ft Lauderdale)

Thanks Tom.

Dianne,

I did a search for EONS Ft. Lauderdale and nothing came up. Are these initials?

Thanks,
Cliff

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 10:03PM
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gardengimp(9B Seminole Cnty FL)

Sorry, yes, I never remember the name ...

~dianne

Here is a link that might be useful: EON Seed

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 10:36PM
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tropicalfreak(z10b Ft Lauderdale)

Thanks Dianne.

Cliff

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 1:28PM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

Back home from a road trip but I should be able to get seeds going. I will pick them today and let them ferment. They should be dry by the end of the week. will that be ok? I also have the bird pepper for you.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 1:18PM
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iateadonut

Hi coffeemom!

I'd really love some of those everglades tomato seeds if you could! Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 2:03PM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

email me at sjkdavis at bellsouth dot net
(will trade for donuts!)

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 10:39AM
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