[tomato] Re: OT seeds

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 13:39:48 -0400

Hi Mary Ann,

There is LIMITED possibility of seed borne diseases but this was blown all
out of proportion by Mr. Bromley.  That's why I got into the discussion. 
Proper seed processing including fermentation will destroy practically all
diseases that can be seed borne.  The same fermentation is needed to make
tomato seed in any way presentable.  There have been many studies on this
subject but I have seen none that are absolutely conclusive.

Dr. Carolyn Male touches on the subject in her newly released book "My 100
Favorite Heirloom Tomato Varieties."  It's good reading and the color photo
quality is unusual at the price of $17.00.

Chuck Wyatt

Chuck Wyatt