[tomato] seed disease

Byron (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 08:58:37 -0400


The TMV study was because myself and about 30 others felt that you
implied that smokers and only smokers caused/spread TMV.

After your statement I had about 30 private mails ranging from:

"No one around here smokes, and to the best of my knowledge tobacco
is not grown in this state. I have TMV, do you know why "


"We have smoked for 3 generations, we have never had TMV"

For seed diseases I had
1. Bacterial Spot.
2. Anthracnose
3. Phytophthora Stem rot.
4. Cercospora Leaf spot.

All of which even a novice gardener should be able to distinguish from TMV

I had plants from 3 other sources in the same area, without those diseases.


All I asked was to print in your catalog or URL whether or not the seeds
sell have tested for, or treated for seed borne diseases.