Re: [tomato] cross pollination with heirlooms

Lisa Hafey (
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:55:01 +1000

Hi Chuck!

Here's my address:

58 Farr Street

I have about 160 different varieties of tomato at the moment (I've planted 80
yesterday), quite a lot of them are heirloom.  I hope I won't have any trouble
with them.  Please send me a list of available heirloom varieties, just so I
can see if I've missed any!


Lisa Hafey

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 wrote:

> Hi Kim,
> I pay attention to Susan Ashworth as do most folks when it comes to seed
> saving.  My spacing is on ten foot centers with caged varieties.  This may
> be somewhat less than optimum for potato leaf varieties but there is a
> redeeming factor.  The potato leaf gene is recessive so any crosses will
> show up with a regular leaf at the seedling stage.  All that is necessary
> is to plant a few extra seeds and discard any seedlings that come up with
> regular leaf.
> I don't grow  Pimpinelifollium (sp?) varieties because of the high amount
> of pollen they release into the air and I don't save seed from double
> fruits.
> BTW if anyone is interested in getting somre heirloom seeds they can E mail
> me direct at the following address with a snail mail address and I'ii send
> a list of available varieties.