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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
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Hello All,
I am looking for this tomato. I have lots and lots to trade if anyone has it.
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Karen I should think that you have been here long enough to know that you would get a better response to this if you posted it in the Wanted section of the Seed Exchange Forum.
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Ahhh "schooled" again by the self promoted tomatoville police.
I have been here long enough to know that more people will see my request here.
With your generous permission I shall rephrase my question:
Has anyone on Tomatoville grown a tomato called Pomidor Paw and if so what was your opinion of it.
Happy halloween.
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Ahhh "schooled" again by the self promoted tomatoville police.
I have been here long enough to know that more people will see my request here.
With your generous permission I shall rephrase my question:
Has anyone on Tomatoville grown a tomato called Pomidor Paw and if so what was your opinion of it.
Happy halloween.
Karen O

Geez, I was just trying to help you get a better response.

Have fun riding your broomstick!
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Karen, this tomato was very popular in Poland 30-40 years ago. Nobody is selling it now and I didn't find this variety at any forum swap.
I found only one information about Tomato (Pomidor) Paw: late, ind., pink tomatoes, pale pik flesh , oblate, juicy, tasty, weight 60-80 g, for fresh use and canning, tunnels or ground.
One of the garden forum members is writing about old Polish varieties and he found this description in an old newspaper.

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Yesterday I googled it and got as far as Poland, saw the word pomidor, but I don't read polish, was going to contact some of our Polish Tville members, so Dorota, I'm glad you could share what you know.

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Carolyn, "tomato" is "pomidor" in Polish. So you could find lots of informations about tomatoes. And the variety Polish name "Paw" means Peacock.
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Carolyn, "tomato" is "pomidor" in Polish. So you could find lots of informations about tomatoes. And the variety Polish name "Paw" means Peacock.
Yes,I knew from my googling that pomidor means tomato in polish, but I didn't know that paw meant peacock in Polish. Yes, I know peacocks, but now I'm curious. What's the connection between those gorgeous peacock feathers and a tomato variety?

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Thank you so much for the information Dorota and Carolyn!
Dorota, do you think it is likely that the tomato was open pollinated rather than a hybrid?
I am looking for seed for a person who has been generous with sharing seed with me. It is his holy grail of tomatoes and I was hoping to find seed for him.
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Carolyn, I thkink, that is a kind of joke, game with words. I was googling later, and i found an information, that the first name of this variety, given by seed a company was PAF 182. "PAF" and "Paw" sound the same in Polish. So it could be that way.And Paw tomato appeared in the shops finally.

Karen, I do not know , buy I'll try to find out.

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Karen,here's a suggestion for you.

I just remembered that Gunnar, from Poland, is back with us, and if you look at this thread about language translations,you'll see that he posted there in September.

And I'm wondering what he might know more about this variety along with what Dorota already said. Maybe there's even a Polish Seed Bank still active, maybe Dorota knows or Gunnar does..Check out,I think, about post 51 or so,short term memory loss, it happens.

http://www.tomatoville.com/showthrea...ghlight=gunnar


Gunnar is one who loves histories of all kinds and I was so happy to see him back posting at Tville.

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Dorota has kindly offered to check in the Polish forums which is very kind indeed.
Thank you Carolyn for another possibility as well. I will message Gunnar asking if he knows of it.
I appreciate the help. It’s not often I ask for any.
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Carolyn, I thkink, that is a kind of joke, game with words. I was googling later, and i found an information, that the first name of this variety, given by seed a company was PAF 182. "PAF" and "Paw" sound the same in Polish. So it could be that way.And Paw tomato appeared in the shops finally.

Karen, I do not know , buy I'll try to find out.
Andnow I find out that PAF is the name of the Polish Air Force.

https://books.google.com/books?id=wt...Poland&f=false

So maybe PAF 182 was named as it was, since it flew fast when the fruits were placed on a table for fresh eating.

OK, time to take a lunch break and wait for my tax man to arrive with my documents and how much money I owe him.

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Dorota has kindly offered to check in the Polish forums which is very kind indeed.
Thank you Carolyn for another possibility as well. I will message Gunnar asking if he knows of it.
I appreciate the help. It’s not often I ask for any.
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Wow, looks like you are getting your needs taken care of right here in the general discussion forum. How about that!
Seriously, this is very interesting about air force vs peacock. Cool thread!
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Wow, looks like you are getting your needs taken care of right here in the general discussion forum. How about that!
Seriously, this is very interesting about air force vs peacock. Cool thread!
Yes indeed. I am glad that I parked my broomstick long enough to ask my question. Hot on the trail of Pomidor paw now.
If it still exists it shall be found.
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