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Old October 2, 2020   #1
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Default Finally, I think I can put the Red Jazz debacle behind me.

A few years ago I had 3 or 4 candidates for "Red Jazz" a red beefsteak tomato with yellow stripes.

I sent seeds out to people, and to make a long story short, they all sucked. So I will understand if no one believes I can make a good red tomato with yellow stripes.

But, after many wrong turns in my attempts to come up with a good red beefsteak, I finally have one that does very well for me. The only question is how well it will do in other places, but I am pretty optimistic that it will do well most places.

If you are curious about this new tomato, seeds will be available in February and the easiest way to get them is through a kickstarter project we have set up. The tomato is called "Lecce"

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It’s a beauty, can’t wait to try it!
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It’s a beauty, can’t wait to try it!
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I don't know how well it will do at the north pole...
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Ha! I’m pretty good at growing tomatoes my friend ... all the rest of yours have done well up here
Time will tell
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If that tastes as good as it looks, it's an absolute winner!
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Fred will this be a hybrid or OP?
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Fred, what a gorgeous tomato. I hope it tastes as good as it looks!
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Fred will this be a hybrid or OP?
Lecce is a hybrid. We have another new variety, Rainbow Jazz Heart, which is an OP. It is a little bit softer, with a few more seeds. But a great tomato as well.
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Thank you, both look lovely and I hope you do well with them.
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A few years ago I had 3 or 4 candidates for "Red Jazz" a red beefsteak tomato with yellow stripes.

I sent seeds out to people, and to make a long story short, they all sucked. So I will understand if no one believes I can make a good red tomato with yellow stripes.

But, after many wrong turns in my attempts to come up with a good red beefsteak, I finally have one that does very well for me. The only question is how well it will do in other places, but I am pretty optimistic that it will do well most places.

If you are curious about this new tomato, seeds will be available in February and the easiest way to get them is through a kickstarter project we have set up. The tomato is called "Lecce"


Yep certainly a Nice looking Tomato but at $4,577 i would certainly want to be good lol..
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Yep certainly a Nice looking Tomato but at $4,577 i would certainly want to be good lol..
What is $4,577?
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On your link , where it says "The Easiest way to get them "
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On your link , where it says "The Easiest way to get them "
Yes. But what is the significance of that number?

What are you implying?
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Do you think $5 for 30 hybrid seeds is out of line?

Do you think $10 for 100 hybrid seeds is out of line?

Do you have any idea how expensive it is to produce hybrid seeds?

Are you sure the amount raised will even pay for the seed production? Let alone any of the development costs?
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No disrespect my friend just looked at the link you initially posted and it had that price which must have been a missprint hence my reply.
But no i definetly dont think $5 or $10 is overpriced and yes i would be interested in buying some off you if you PM me the details of purchase ..
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