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    hi guys,
    i've some friend in italy that like us are growing they allotment with any type of veg and this summer some of them have send me some heirloom variety of seeds mainly tomatoes and peppers... also most of them asked me if there where some kind of special english variety of any veg that will be intersting for them to try... so i thought what you think to swap some seed with them... i have some seeds of tomatoes that grow in south italy and they are called winter tomatoes because they have a very thick skin so when you harvest them when are orange they will ripe all winter and can keep for 6 month in a frost free garage, plus some very sweet peppers called pappacella from Naples....plus i have few apulia striped courgette ( i only have 10 left) do you think is possible to do that... this friends also have a lot of different veg considered that i don't have an allotment i told them to not bother send me other seeds that i don't know when to use ( i shouldn't i never thought about this)
    so what you think?
    i don't know how works here but in italy they have a seed bank that everybody send seeds and them this man send seeds to everyone else
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    I’d be very interested in swapping some traditional Italian seeds. Some of my favourites are tomatoes, sweet peppers and beans etc. I just love the taste of Italian tomatoes, so full of flavour. Pappacella from Naples, sound interesting, are they just grown in that area?

    Do you know what your friends are mainly interested in growing/swapping?

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    this friends love growing vegetable and they grow anything edible and different.. they love the biodiversity and a lot of them are organic gardener and growing with permaculture method ( i say allotment but in italy you can own a piece of land for few money and a lot of them have a summerhouse known as "villa" in the countryside, my uncle bought one for 20.000 euro a villa with 2 bedroom and 3 acre of land with olive trees)... the leader called Angelo in a man that is in charge of the seedbank and is the guy that sent me all that seeds...
    this is his blog in italian but you can translate in english and is quite understandable.
    plus he have this variety of cuke that are like melon and they call caroselli... they are nothing to compare to the normal cuke. plus other variety of tomatoes end squash... they not only grow and save old heritage variety of italian seeds but they grow other kind of veg from other part of the world...

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    Its a great idea Sarico - I do like trying to grow something new! I just wonder what I could offer them in exchange though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Its a great idea Sarico - I do like trying to grow something new! I just wonder what I could offer them in exchange though?
    do you remember when i was talking about the tomatoes that grow without water? considered that i grow them 2 plant per flower bucket i've been only feed them once a week with a diluted tomato feed and pour in it only 1 litre of it... they are left alone and now they are already producing fruits...
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...-do_64749.html
    i remember that i promised you that when i have that seed i will send you some...so you will have some of them....
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    this is his blog of this guys. gli amici dell'orto ( translate as friends of the plot)
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    Grazie Sarico I do remember you telling us about those tomatoes - they sound amazing.
    Do you have any photos of yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Grazie Sarico I do remember you telling us about those tomatoes - they sound amazing.
    Do you have any photos of yours?
    not yet.. i left them grow in the cheap growhouse from morrison so they don't get a lot of raining water... i will make some soon..

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    I like the sound of the swaps,have looked at his blog,but only recognise something about carrots lol,but how do things stand with english entry ext,
    would we have to send what we have to him,and then he us,as indevidual swappers,plus what about postage cost's,compared to here,it could work out expensive,also can any of these seeds be got via seeds of italy ?

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