Two questions about tomatoes
The first question concerns Tomato Garden Leader Monster, which I grew this year. Does anyone know if this is a hybrid, or if it will come true from seed? I am now in the process of seed- collecting and I cannot find any information about its hybrid or heirloom status.
The second question concerns heirloom tomtoes. I have grown several such varieties over many years, but this year decided to grow Uncle Joe and Early Girl to get a good crop before the frost. They have done very well but the plants have developed a kind of virus(?) over the last month. The leaves started yellowing upward and from end to stem, had blotches and eventually dried. I kept trimming them, but they contiued, but it does not seem to have any affect on blossom or fruit production - I am still getting fruit. It is now starting to spread (but rather slowly) to the giant tomato mentioned above, a Livingston Golden Queen, and a Blodnkopfchen. I have recently read that one of the disadvantages of growing heairloom tomtoes is that they lack resistnce to certain pathogens. Do you think this is the case? I have grown in prior years Bull Heart, Black Russian, Big Rainbow to name a few with no such problem. These seeds were purchsed from Heritage Seeds. Any ideas? Will it return? Should I save seeds? It has not affected any of my other vegetables , flowers, or fruit in the grden.
Thank you in advance.