[tomato] Caspian Pink

Dave Anderson (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sun, 15 Aug 1999 00:14:21 -0700

I'm having a problem with the definition of heirloom. If Caspian Pink 
has been grown for several centuries in Russia, isn't it an heirloom? 
I'm going to post about my Caspian Pink knowledge in the next few 

Thanks to Catherine for nipping this "Seed Bourne Disease stuff" in 
the bud.

> Margaret is correct about Caspian Pink not being an heirloom.  I talked
> with Jim Waltrip of Seminis several months ago about another matter, and
> he referred to Caspian Pink as their new OP they got from a Russian
> source. Doreen Howard
> Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> >Caspian Pink is an open pollinated tomato about which a lot of people
> >associated with the Seminis(?) seed company have been excited. But I
> >haven't heard it referred to as an "heirloom." It's a new Russian import,
> >to the best of my knowledge.  Margaret L
> >
> >