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|On May 17, 2015, StrictlyVegan Manassas, VA wrote:
At 5:07pm on May 9, 2015, I sent the following email to Tomato Fest, (firstname.lastname@example.org):
|On Dec 15, 2013, Eric_OH Columbus, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
As a long-time home grower of tomatoes from seed (including many heirloom varieties) I was glad to find TomatoFest's website. However I can't do business with a company that promotes inaccurate and misleading health and scientific information in order to sell its products.
|On Jan 20, 2013, drthor Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered at least 10 different seeds varieties from this company.
On Jan 20, 2013, TomatoFest.com responded with:
"On Jan 20, 2013 5:11 PM, TomatoFest.com responded with:
Such a poor germination rate for the whole of his 10 varieties would indicate that some damage occurred either in the delivery or storage of his seeds. We find no record of having any seed customer from Irving TX, where this gardener says he is from, in order to review these varieties. In that part of the country it's possible that seeds in storage could have been exposed to conditions that would have compromised the seed quality. Generally our customers would alert us personally if they had ANY difficulty with their seeds, since our seeds are guaranteed for quality. But we have not been notified. Had we been notified, we would have immediately sought to find the source of the problem and replaced his order in full, regardless of the reason for the germination problem. We've even replaced seed, when the "dog ate my seeds," or "my seeds were lost in the flood before I had the chance to plant them, or " the seeds I bought from you 6 years ago and stored in my garage didn't germinate.""
|On Jun 23, 2006, araness Auburn, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Planted 3 different variety of tomato seeds and had 50% or less germination from all three. Other seeds purchased from another company planted at the same time have 99% germination.
|On Apr 6, 2005, rosc2112 Pittston, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered quite a few heirloom vars from this company last fall. Planted them going on 4 weeks ago now, and have only got 2 vars that sprouted at all, and a very poor germination ratio. So disappointed.. The seed trays were in a warm greenhouse with plenty of humidity, and other viable seeds have sprouted no problems.
|On Jan 3, 2005, mes Lawrence, KS wrote:
I just tried to order seeds from Tomatofest, after poring over its website at great length. Looks so good; but only when I tried to order seeds was I informed that I must make a minimum order of $15 to buy items from this company. Nowhere on Tomatofest's homepage or in the instructions for using the online catalogue of seeds is this minimum purchase mentioned. I realize that websites and online use of credit cards cost money, and Tomatofest is within its rights to impose a minimum order so that it can turn a profit. But I think that the owner should be upfront about the minimum purchase requirement. I subsequently ordered less than $15 of organic, heirloom tomato seeds from another company that does not have a minimum purchase requirement.