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Old February 10, 2019   #136
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So I was selling seeds at Christmas time in Ransomville, a small town farming community north of Niagara Falls, and this old lady comes up and starts telling me about her family heirloom she grows. She's telling me it's great, grows huge sized fruit. And then she says it is for sale on the internet. I ask her the name and she says, "Hoy." I told her I never grew it, but I knew the name. Her uncle was Hoy. She herself was originally from WV. I didn't ask about how she ended up in Ransomville, but probably during the Niagara Falls industrial plants heyday her husband got a job here as many people ended up here that way. So she gave me her name, Betty, and phone number to contact her about getting some of her seeds at planting time. You never know who you'll meet!
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Old February 10, 2019   #137
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Yay! That's awesome!


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Old February 10, 2019   #138
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Shame I lost the seed for Hoy, a wonderful tomato
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Old February 10, 2019   #139
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Richard, do you want me to send you a Valentine's Day card? No disease pressure up here for tomatoes... Do you have the same seed restrictions as Australia?
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Old February 10, 2019   #140
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I grew Hoy for a few years and thought it was a great tomato. I have no idea if I still have seed for Hoy.
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Old February 10, 2019   #141
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I have "Hoy" in cultivation this season...if I get it ripe, I'll make seeds for exchanging.
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Old February 11, 2019   #142
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Shame I lost the seed for Hoy, a wonderful tomato
It's funny I have a pkt of Hoy seeds from one of Tormato's swaps that has in description, Hoy, seed from 2012 garden/original seed source Strax/Medbury/ireilly, initial TV seed offer.
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Old February 11, 2019   #143
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Richard, do you want me to send you a Valentine's Day card? No disease pressure up here for tomatoes... Do you have the same seed restrictions as Australia?

Yes same with tomatoes for both counties. Thanks anyway
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