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Growing 2+ tomato types; will it affect the seeds?

Posted by Cherokee_ none (My Page) on
Mon, May 13, 13 at 23:01

Will growing more than one type of tomato next to each other affect the seeds of the fruit, as in change what they will produce?

I have two type of tomatoes that will be growing side by side, and I dont know either of their names. I like the small one and want to save the seeds from it for later. But if its been sitting next to the other type, will the seeds be affected and turn out to be some kind of hybrid?

Also, how far away from two tomato plants be from each other if they are different types to be sure there is no mixing?


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RE: Growing 2+ tomato types; will it affect the seeds?

See link below to the FAQ here on how to prevent cross-pollination. If you don't know the names then they could easily be hybrid varieties. That means the seeds you save won't breed true anyway. Only the seeds from open-pollinated (aka heirloom) varieties will breed true.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Faq - Preventing cross pollination


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