Much anticipated updated lists of available seeds are ready – for tomatoes only at this point (November 01, 2018).
A quick summary:
674 – Number of tomato varieties planted in 2018, 41 of these grown only as seedlings for other gardeners
269 – Number of new tomato varieties attempted to grow for seeds
334 – Varieties grown to replenish seed inventory
67 – Dwarf varieties grown and seeds saved (seeds of over 130 dwarf varieties now available)
11 – Mini-dwarf varieties grown and seeds saved
561 – Total varieties with fresh seeds from 2018
73 – Crop failure due to no germination, goat damage, Curly Top Virus, etc.
674,112 – Number of seeds saved in 2018 (an estimate, of course)
1,589 – Number of batches of seeds processed
2.046 lb. – Only 1 tomato over 2 lbs. in 2018, variety Hercegovac
2,069 – Total number of tomato varieties for which seeds are now available (plus 74 with limited or very limited quantities)
The full list is located here:
Still to come:
List of large-fruited varieties with weights
List of most flavorful varieties – many outstanding ones this year!
List of most productive varieties – several very impressive ones
Pictures – over 16,000 still to name and edit
Descriptions – takes up to an hour per variety
Website work – NOT a little:
Back at it!
A sure sign of changing season –
Dwarf and mini-dwarf tomato vines after another cold night and subsequent major leaf fall.