Grow Your Own Magazine

View our latest subscriptions offers here!


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 11
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: Blaby special tomato

  1. #1
    pigletwillie's Avatar
    pigletwillie is online now Ohhh Shiny
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Leicester- the epicenter of world rugby
    Posts
    5,278

    Default Blaby special tomato

    This heritage tomato variety was rescued last year and some 900 packets of seed were distributed countrywide.

    Does anybody have a couple of seeds spare or know of a source?

    In anticipation.
    http://pigletsplots.blogspot.com/
    updated - 21st November "This time I mean it"

  2. #2
    Poledragon's Avatar
    Poledragon is offline Sprouter
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern-most South Yorkshire
    Posts
    180

    Default

    Have you emailed the chap who did the original "rescuing"? Dr Russell Sharp, on r.sharp at lancaster.ac.uk
    Kris

    I child-proofed my house, but they still manage to get in.

    Muddy Musings - a blog

  3. #3
    burnie is offline Tuber
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Angus,Scotland
    Posts
    822

    Default

    Blow me,spent half my life living there and never heard of this tomato (Blaby that is).

  4. #4
    smallblueplanet's Avatar
    smallblueplanet is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Vale of Pewsey
    Posts
    7,139

    Default

    Here's the chaps website - with piccies of the Blaby

    blaby special
    Manda.

    To see a world in a grain of sand
    And a heaven in a wild flower

  5. #5
    pigletwillie's Avatar
    pigletwillie is online now Ohhh Shiny
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Leicester- the epicenter of world rugby
    Posts
    5,278

    Default

    Cheers both, email sent
    http://pigletsplots.blogspot.com/
    updated - 21st November "This time I mean it"

  6. #6
    shine388's Avatar
    shine388 is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    53

    Default

    thank you for that website, i had never even heard of them before. i've emailed him about some seeds so hopefully i'll be able to have a go at growing my own soon *fingers crossed*

  7. #7
    shine388's Avatar
    shine388 is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    53

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shine388 View Post
    thank you for that website, i had never even heard of them before. i've emailed him about some seeds so hopefully i'll be able to have a go at growing my own soon *fingers crossed*
    he emailed me back and doesnt have anymore to send out but im definitely going to give these a go, they look so nice! x

  8. #8
    bramble is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland. East Coast.
    Posts
    3,138

    Default

    I emailed him as well but got no answer. If anyone gets any at all i would to try them even if its only three or four.
    Theres also another variety of tom thats coming back in circulation again, Its a Manx variety and anyone who applies who lives in the Isle of Man will get some, name Manx Marvel i think.

Similar Threads

  1. Special Green Tomato Chutney
    By Earthbabe in forum Season to Taste
    Replies: 148
    Last Post: 04-11-2013, 03:52 PM
  2. Special Offer at T&M - Tomato Tomarvellous
    By rayj in forum Top Tips
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-07-2009, 09:46 PM
  3. Allotments in Blaby (Leicestershire)
    By kieren in forum Allotment Finder
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 28-03-2009, 10:44 AM
  4. Blaby tomato trusses
    By pigletwillie in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-06-2007, 08:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts