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Everglades Tomato Seed

Posted by tropicalfreak z10b Ft Lauderdale (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 11, 11 at 15:35

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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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 11, 11 at 17:42

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


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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

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


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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

Thanks Tom.

Dianne,

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

Thanks,
Cliff


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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

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

~dianne

Here is a link that might be useful: EON Seed


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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

Thanks Dianne.

Cliff


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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

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.


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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

Hi coffeemom!

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


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RE: Everglades Tomato Seed

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


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