[tomato] FW: TYLCV resistant tomatoes?

Pete (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 10:25:10 -0500

Here is an answer I got from SouthernGardening.com regarding looking for
TYLCV cultivars.  I explained what I grew, and what I did in my garden.
Their answer is once again controversial and likely to inflame debate.  So
that I'm not accused of making this response up, I'm including the authors
name and email at the end of the post.  Tell me what you think...

Pete, South Florida, Zone 10

     >> From what I've seen, heirloom tomatoes are unlikely
        to survive in Florida unless grown in a greenhouse.
        Unlike heirloom roses, which are around *because*
        they survived Florida's inhospitable conditions,
        heirloom tomatoes were largely abandoned because
        they couldn't do well here and were displaced by
        resistant cultivars. So, by all means, try only
        resistant varieties, and the more they're resistant
        to, the better.  Check with your county's Extension
        office to find out which named cultivars they
        recommend and what they're resistant to.>>

Jim Aikin
Gainesville, FL

Jim Aikin [jimaikin@southerngardening.com]