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Old January 11, 2018   #25
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Originally Posted by Fred Hempel View Post
For stacking traits like disease resistance, shelf life and vigor (while retaining high flavor) we are finding that hybrids are a very good way to go. But we still do develop some interesting OP lines to release along the way too.

We are close to releasing 3 cherry tomatoes independently (at least at first). The 3 new hybrids are described here. They won't be generally available until this fall, but we will be allowing folks to sign up for the "rewards" described at the link, until March (if they really want to try the new hybrids this summer).

We are also taking another crack at finding a Red Bumblebee hybrid to release. So far we have evaluated 55 Red Bumblebee type hybrid crosses. We are closing in on just the right cross...
They look great, Fred. Wow, 55 Red BBee crosses.... the amount of work is staggering!
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