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Solanum Lycopersicum



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Purely Promiscuous - All of these tomatoes should be descendents of Joseph Lofthouse’s promiscuous tomato project, which seeks to return wild genetics to the highly inbred Solanum lycopersicum. The vast majority of the seed comes from direct seeded parents. A distinctly large proportion was saladette size red tomatoes with distinctive golden spots indicating descent from a variety Joseph called 'Brad.' It is heavy on red and orange tomatoes, but there are occasional yellows. Fruits tend to be shiny and relatively sturdy, with some giant slicers. A surprising number have some hint of a blue blush. 

Somewhat Outcrossing - This mix contains the offspring of last year's promiscuous mix, fruits of mixed parentage, and various odds and ends. Not guaranteed to display promiscuous flowers, but sure to be full of surprises.

Packets contain about 50 seeds

Are seeds really free?

Our mission is to make diverse seeds available to everyone. Although the seeds are free, you will need to pay for shipping. In addition, we ask you to consider making a donation to cover program costs. This allows us to make seed free for those who need it.

When will I get my seeds?

Seeds will ship within a week of ordering. This program is run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers.  Going to Seed is not a seed company. You may receive packages that have less than the stated number of seeds, germination rates may not meet the federal standards, shipping may be slower than you prefer, or there may be any other number of unanticipated glitches. Please be patient with us as we improve the standards over time.

How are seeds packaged?

Seeds are packed in moisture proof, 100% compostable materials. We recommend saving this packet to fill and send back to the program.

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About the Seed Steward

William Schlegel is an educator and botanist. As an educator he loves to teach students about botany, plant breeding, seeds, and the natural world. As a botanist he is fascinated by the conservation of plants and the effects of climate change on sustainable food systems. He sees plant breeding as a way citizen scientists can help adapt their communities to climate change. He is furthest along on plant breeding projects with tomatoes and fava beans.