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Old February 19, 2017   #31
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Marsha, I love your seed offer, but my seed albums are now where seeds go to die. I have thousands of seeds who are becoming hoary with age.

I am focusing on growing what I have rather than expanding, at least for a couple of years.
I know that feeling well. Plus, I find that other people donate seeds to me even unsolicited. Last few years my grow lists have included many of those just because I have them. Too many seeds is a common problem.
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Old February 19, 2017   #32
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Lucky you!

I have done that but am no longer travelling enough to do it
very much.
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Old February 19, 2017   #33
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Hi Carolyn, glad to see your opinion.

Yes, I understand that some people are not as impressed as I am
as well as some others. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

On the other hand, I've found out after all this time that Dona F1
does require some heat to develop it's characteristic subtlety. A
few weeks of cloudless 85 degree days makes a big difference.

2014 and 2015 here (Western PA) were cloudy and cool and Dona
did not do well. I had a few good ones and the rest were acceptable
but not wonderful. Green and yellow tomatoes in those two years
were much closer to their normally expected quality. So if I were in a
predominantly cool and overcast climate, maybe I would try something
else. 2016 - a different story.

Incidentally, there is a short list of varieties that you have circulated,
including Supersonic and it turns out that Supersonic, in fact, shares
some of the characteristics that I appreciate in Dona. Not as
pronounced but good enough that if I ever could absolutely not get
Dona anymore, I would substitute SUpersonic and be satisfied that
I had not lost too much.
Yes,if I were to grow large red hybrids again I definitely would grow Supersonic F1 and Jet Star F1, both bred initially by Harris Seeds.

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Old February 26, 2017   #34
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Stephen......I received my seeds. Thank you very much. I hope you enjoy your t-shirt!!
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Old March 2, 2017   #35
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I received my seeds today. Thank you very much!
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Old March 3, 2017   #36
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Hooray. I can't wait to try them out!!!
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Old March 7, 2017   #37
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I started 3 seeds from the packet you sent me as soon as they arrived. All 3 germinated, and have their 2nd set of leaves. I up potted to 4 inch pots last night. I plan to set out in the garden March 25th. They will be young plants (4-5 weeks), but what the heck. I might get lucky with a cooler summer.
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Old March 10, 2017   #38
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The offer is now closed.

With spring approaching, I won't have much time or energy to field
requests. But if you like Dona F1, keep your eyes open again next year.

In all there were 16 responses and all followed through with a SASE.
All requests were filled, barring any losses in the mail (none that I know of).

Distributed 120 seeds at a cost of $41.60. This includes substantial
shipping and documentation charges, which would have been proportionally
less for a large "agribiz" order of several thousand seeds and, of course,
would not have applied at all if these were available domestically.


Enjoy.
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Old March 11, 2017   #39
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Received my seeds. Thanks!
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Set out my first Dona F1 with Dona F2 in the same cage should be an interesting comparison.
Thanks again for the seeds. I would be glad to co-sponsor a future order.
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Old March 11, 2017   #41
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Set out my first Dona F1 with Dona F2 in the same cage should be an interesting comparison.
Thanks again for the seeds. I would be glad to co-sponsor a future order.
I hope you post a comparison of how your F1 and F2 Donna plants work out. I bought a package of seeds for my spring garden but only 1 germinated. It is in my garden now. I may try the F2 approach, especially if it works well for you.
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Old March 12, 2017   #42
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I have a six pak of Dona F2s. In fact the clump I planted with the F1 had two in it. Hope to get lots of photos of F2s including comparisons with F1s. Unfortunately getting a supply of F2s (if they turn out well) is dependent on having F1s. F3s, etc. may be more divergent.
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Old March 13, 2017   #43
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I hope you post a comparison of how your F1 and F2 Donna plants work out. I bought a package of seeds for my spring garden but only 1 germinated. It is in my garden now. I may try the F2 approach, especially if it works well for you.
Larry
I stand corrected on second look at what I bought, it was stated to be a Dona OP and not a Dona F1. Sorry for the incorrect information.
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Old March 29, 2017   #44
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The offer is now closed.

With spring approaching, I won't have much time or energy to field
requests. But if you like Dona F1, keep your eyes open again next year.
In all there were 16 responses and all followed through with a SASE.
All requests were filled, barring any losses in the mail (none that I know of).
Distributed 120 seeds at a cost of $41.60. This includes substantial
shipping and documentation charges, which would have been proportionally
less for a large "agribiz" order of several thousand seeds and, of course,
would not have applied at all if these were available domestically.
Enjoy.
A belated thank you for your generous seed offer. I will be giving my Dona F1s a try in my Fall Garden, which starts with seeds in cups in July.
Thanks again,
Larry
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Steven........As I posted earlier I started 3 of the Dona seeds you sent me. I received your seeds on the 25th of Feb, and I promptly planted them in a started plug, and planted them into the garden in a container approx March 24th. This is a late date in Texas in my opinion, but I thought I would give it a try. I am happy to report the plants are doing well in fact I can see the first flowers appear. Once again I would like to thank you. I am anxious to try a Dona tomato since I have heard such good things about this variety.
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