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Re: [nafex] Tomatoes

Our condolences> My wife's small law office has had one fire and one flood in
the last 10 years in which we lost or had damaged many records so we have an
appreciation of you woes.

Fluffy Bunny wrote:

> Gang:
> I received some unhappy news today.   Since 1987 I had been developing
> tomatoes for my local area and for Hydroponic adaption.    I had some
> decent selections that were showing some promise.   Unfortunately the
> fire that destroyed my home in 1994 destroyed my records of the initial
> crosses, and now the gentleman who I left the varieties to told me his
> greenhouse failed and he lost everything.
> In short, 14 years of effort just disappeared.   The point of this is if
> anyone has some unusual tomato material that they think is outstanding
> for zone 4b or hydroponic adaption and are willing to share please
> contact me.    I am primarily interested in taste, followed by disease
> resistance.  Uniform size, color, crack resistance, blossom end rot and
> even ripening are not important for my purposes.
> In case this in not clear I grow tomatoes in two distinct fashion. One is
> under specific horticulture practices I adapted that involve a soil
> mixture and the other method is by various hydroponic means.  I am
> interested in improving varieties for both purposes.
> Wishing all of you a better day then I have just had,
>  a sad rabbit
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