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Article: Saving tomato seeds using fermentation: Saving Heirloom Seeds - Varietal Spacing

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challweaver
Yarmouth, ME
(Zone 4b)

July 11, 2007
5:48 PM

Post #3723993

Dave wrote:

"It also goes without saying that in order to maintain seed purity, you shouldn't grow tomatoes of differing varieties close to each other. "

I have 2-each of six different heirloom tomatoes, all spaced fairly close together . . so it sounds like i cant successfully save the seed? How far apart are we talking?

Chris
dave

July 24, 2007
2:30 PM

Post #3773056

Chris,

The book "Seed to Seed" references the exact numbers. They would be something like 6 to 10 feet apart for tomatoes, but for safety's sake I'd give them 25 feet.

dave

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