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Tomato blight

Last post 20-02-2016 4:20 PM by Backache. 3 replies.

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  • 18/02/2016 02:41 PM
    • Paul
    • 16 Jun 2010
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    To fight the dreaded tomato blight I have just purchased a pack of Suttons Crimson Crush tomato seeds - 10 seeds for £3.99! Hopefully they will be fine as in the past I have lost most of my crop through that damned disease. I have normally been able to save my own seed from Ailsa Craig, Moneymaker etc varieties - will I be able to save Crimson Crush seed or as I suspect and as they are F1 hybrids they will not come back as true specimens

  • 19/02/2016 06:46 PM
    • Backache
    • W. Kent
    • 31 Dec 2012
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    Well, I purchased Crismson Crush for outdoor growing last year and found them to be totally successful. Also, and most surprisingly, they were highly flavoursome despite not being of the cherry type. Personally, I would purchase new stock every year, but to be sure I would contact Suttons/Dobie who I have always found to be outstandingly helpful.

  • 20/02/2016 12:57 PM
    • Paul
    • 16 Jun 2010
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    Many thanks for your reply - maybe I am just being tight trying to save my own seed

  • 20/02/2016 04:20 PM
    • Backache
    • W. Kent
    • 31 Dec 2012
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    I am pretty sure it increases the risk of disappointment as the "next generation" are most unlikely to be true.