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Old June 6, 2020   #1
GreenThumbGal_07
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Default TomatoFest - RARE Seeds - To Be Discontinued

I was looking for a particular variety, and came across this list:

https://www.tomatofest.com/RARE_Seed...show=30&page=1

I don't know when the cutoff date is, but I might order a few varieties.
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Old June 10, 2020   #2
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I totally understand his explanation. There are so many more small seed companies now than when I started about 20+ years ago. Plus so many seed trading places where you don't need to "buy" seeds at all. I have experienced some of the same issues. Hard to get decent help to grow and harvest lots of different varieties. And then to have many varieties sell few if any packs / year.

I've been going thru his list of discontinued varieties and I already grow some of them or have seeds for some. I also saw a few that are listed at SSE. And I saw a couple that are most likely from the Doohov stash of "Russian Roulette" varieties of "who knows what they are". I also noticed a wrong descriptions on a variety that I grow. Malinowski is listed as a red. Nope, it's pink. Malinowski is Polish for Raspberry, therefore pink.

I may get a few of the more interesting varieties. Tho who knows when I'll be able to get to grow them out.

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With most of them at $4.25 or $4.50 a pack I'd say that somewhat explains not selling very many. I usually grow around 10 new varieties every year and by the time you add shipping boom - $50 bucks is gone! Too pricey for me.
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Old seed clearance of poor sellers would be more accurate probably,
And at Full price.
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I was looking for a particular variety, and came across this list:

https://www.tomatofest.com/RARE_Seed...show=30&page=1

I don't know when the cutoff date is, but I might order a few varieties.
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