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    Last Sunday (6 days ago) I bought some yellow stickered Angelle toms from Morries for my Mum - as she likes small toms as they're easy to eat. Of course, I had to try them myself and they were delicious.
    There were Angelle seeds in last year's Tom Seed Circle (from Paulie), so I decided to sow a few (probably on Tuesday - 4 days ago). Into another pot, I scraped the seeds from a fresh tomato. Put both pots in the propagator.

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    You now have lots of tomato seedling.
    I'm on the fence as too them being the same or not
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    Paulie's came up first. No real idea, but I imagine this to be the case because the seeds were fully mature. On the other hand, if that had happened, you wouldn't have asked the question. Maybe I need a lie-down!
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    I think they will grow but be all different due to being an F2 seed.
    there is a chance that they have cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) but I think its less common in tomatoes.
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    The circle seeds were saved from plants grown last summer, from seed saved from shop-bought Angelle tomatoes; I thought they were delicious too. They grew true for me. Good luck with them!
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    I think you'll end up with some nice tasting toms and your Mum will be very happy.

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    You all seem confident that the fresh seeds, scraped from a tomato will grow.
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    I've heard it said that you can produce seedlings simply by covering a slice of tomato with compost. I've never tried it myself, and I always understood that the gel coating on tomato seeds inhibited germination - hence the need to ferment the seeds in water to remove the coating. So it'll be interesting to see how the experiment goes...

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