Re: [tomato] Creating your own heirlooms?

Richard Yarnell (
Tue, 30 Mar 1999 22:39:36 -0800 (PST)

Lightning bug, I like.  Picking in the dark is a good idea.  Time it so
that the tomato flashes only after it's ripe.  Irradiation is fine for
prservation, but lousy on germination of the seed.
>>>ey, what about gene splicing and the news story I read awhile ago about
>splicing the genes of a salmon into a tomato, so that it stays fresher
>longer, or ships better or whatever?  And what about radiated produce?
>Hey, how about splicing the genes from a lightning bug with a tomato,
>irridate the seeds, then we can pick them at night without a flashlight?<<

>Migawd, Pete.  I HOPE you are totally tongue in cheek!