HAVE: kumato seeds!
Hi, I have obtained from friends overseas 5 sets of Kumato seeds, each from a different fruit. Kumato seeds are not available commercially, and the company that produces Kumato, Syngenta, has said they will never make the seeds available to the public.
As you can imagine, this announcement generated a large amount of interest in the Kumato and its possible lineage. While most likely a hybrid, some have speculated that it is an OP variety. In case you have not heard of Kumato, it is a "black" tomato introduced last year available only in Europe and Australia that is supposed to have a good shelf life. From its incredible sales last year in Sainsbury's grocery stores (the only stores to sell the Kumato), it was a very popular introduction.
If you would like to try this rare and much sought after variety (seeds were sold on eBay for astronomical amounts) I am more than happy to offer them to you for a trade. While I don't have a specific "want" list, I especially like anything rare or unusual, or your favorite or a family heirloom. Just send me your trade list; I'm sure I will find something I want! I am always on the lookout for more varieties to add to my obsession...I mean, collection...of tomato seeds! My only requirement in addition to the trade is that you must give me a report on the plants you obtain--the leaf type, habit, fruit color, size, taste, etc.--so we can figure out for ourselves just what Kumato is!
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