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Old January 21, 2015   #3
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Originally Posted by Cole_Robbie View Post
If you're really in love with that particular variety, it is possible to turn it from a hybrid into an open-pollinated variety within a few years, 3-4 I think. Save the seeds, grow them out next year, select the plant that is what you want and save seeds from that plant. Once you get to about the 4th year or so, your saved seed should all be true.

I'm trying Mountain Princess this year in my high tunnel as an early tomato:
http://heirloomseeds.com/mountain-princess-tomato.html

I'm also trying Ballada:
http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Ballada

Both of them are short-season determinate reds, similar to Applause
I tried Mountain Princess for two years and it just did not thrive. I will look at Ballada. I was also wondering about Polbig. I never thought about trying to save seed.
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