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Tomato Mega Mix Lycopersicon Esculentum
Mixed packed of 200+ seeds!
Lots and lots of hard to find varieties all grown together, so you might even get a couple new crosses in the pack.
Every year we grow a big mixed patch of every cool type we can find.
Normally about 30 varieties, plus the five or so regulars we always have.
Black, chocolate, yellow, pink, red, white, striped, round, egg, pear, ruffled, and every size from the world’s smallest at about 10mm, to big fist sized beauties.
We start them in pots, then move them out to a large freshly fallowed and dug block every year. This cuts down on disease issues.
Lots die from lack of water and dry weather, even more from cutworms and wallabies. Then when they start fruiting the crows, possums, bettongs, bandicoots, green parrots, king parrots and even the bearded dragons get more still, but the majority make it.
Out of those survivors if there were a few fruit of the one variety we harvest, photograph and label. (So we don’t get confused, as the different types all ripen at different times, over a couple months)
Then once we have picked them all we take an even amount of seed from each type and mix them up in a large bowl. It is very important to make sure the amount of seed is even, as every type has a different size and amount of seeds per actual fruit.
We then measure up an even scoop of the mixed seeds and send them out to you folks to have a crack at!
This year there were about 20 varieties that made the cut, so in theory you should get five seeds of each type. Probably more like 10-15 types total and a few crosses here and there.
That’s where it gets cool, and this is why I do it.
I have absolutely no idea who crossed with what, as I have no control over the bees or the wind.
You could literally end up with anything in the mix and one of them may even be a fancy new breed altogether!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!