Re: [tomato] Caspian Pink

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 06:25:40 -0600

At 12:08 PM 10/14/98 +0000, you wrote:
>I just received the monthly newsletter from Seminis Vegetable 
>(formerly Petoseed). Here's what Jim Waltrip writes:
>You will be hearing a lot more about Caspian Pink tomato, an heirloom 
>our production people found in Russia. Most people who tested it in 
>our 1997 and 1998 trials said they thought the taste was even better 
>than Brandywine, which was planted right next to it. Caspian Pink 
>also outyeilded Brandywine by 29%, but that's no feat. Everything 
>outyields Brandywine. Caspian Pink will be available for your year 
>2000 retail program."
>Sounds interesting! I've been selling AAS Floramerica, a F1 hybrid 
>which compares well to Brandywine, but I would much prefer an 
>open-pollinated varitey.
>Dave Anderson
>Tough Love Chile Co.
This is a bolt from the blue.  I've grown Floramerica, and it produces
beautiful tomatoes in a beautiful array, but in no way does it resemble any
Brandywine I've grown.  Floramerica is afflicted with cannonball-itis, and
has no more flavor than supermarket tomatoes or cardboard.  Margaret