Heirloom Survivors Grex

$9.00

In the late winter and early spring of 2018 we set out to step up our frost tolerance trials. We seeded nearly 1500 tomatoes of diverse parentage to a tray and treated it with continued temperatures in the 28-32 degree range. After losing many seedlings over these treatments we felt we needed to turn up the pressure to thin the herd to a manageable population size. The next night we left the tray on the porch at 6400’ feet in Colorado in early February. The lows dropped to 24 and we weren’t sure if we would see any survivors. To our surprise about 50 specimens survived and are the parents of this diverse grex. All survivors showed added amounts of fur, vigor, and were surprisingly quite diverse representing all colors that we grow. Many of the specimens where new varieties and many adapted the anthocyanin trait that we have Dr. Jim Myers of Oregon state to thank for introducing. The results are exciting and we are happy to offer a very limited amount of seed this season

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In the late winter and early spring of 2018 we set out to step up our frost tolerance trials. We seeded nearly 1500 tomatoes of diverse parentage to a tray and treated it with continued temperatures in the 28-32 degree range. After losing many seedlings over these treatments we felt we needed to turn up the pressure to thin the herd to a manageable population size. The next night we left the tray on the porch at 6400’ feet in Colorado in early February. The lows dropped to 24 and we weren’t sure if we would see any survivors. To our surprise about 50 specimens survived and are the parents of this diverse grex. All survivors showed added amounts of fur, vigor, and were surprisingly quite diverse representing all colors that we grow. Many of the specimens where new varieties and many adapted the anthocyanin trait that we have Dr. Jim Myers of Oregon state to thank for introducing. The results are exciting and we are happy to offer a very limited amount of seed this season

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SML 15-20 seeds

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