Seed Trading forum: have : atkinson tomato seeds

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Feb 18, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Several years back, I went on a hunt for a tomato for someone that has seemed to have disappeared. After weeks and weeks of searching, emails and letters all around the globe, I finally found an unopened, sealed canister of these seeds quite by accident in my own backyard. I bought the whole one pound, dust covered canister, not realizing that there was over 200,000 tomato seeds in it. Blinking

I shared these seeds out, gave some to someone who passed them on to a seed savers group and a few other organization. One person who received seed sent them to somebody who grew them out for Baker Creek and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange to keep the line alive.

I still have oodles and oodles of this seed available.

Atkinson is a good, overall tomato. It can produce red tomatoes that range in weight from about 6 ounces to almost a pound. This is a tomato that I would call meaty, but if has that taste of the fresh old-timey heirloom tomatoes. You can slice it, use it for canning, sauces and just about anything else you want.

Atkinson is an indeterminate plant that has Fusarium wilt, root nematode, and powdery mildew resistance. If your in an area that gets high temps and humidity, this is a great one to grow. When temps get around 100+F and humidity is 100%, production will slow down a bit, but I have found it picks right back up as soon as temps cool a bit, giving a long crop til a hard frost.

If your a home gardener and would like some free Atkinson tomato seeds, send me a SASE envelope and I'll be glad to send seed your way.

If your an organization, such as a grower feeding community folks and need a larger amount of seed, tell me name of your organization and send SASE bubbler with 3 stamps, for a larger quantity of seed.

Send me a cmail to get my mailing address.

New to this site and don't know how to send a cmail? Click on my name in this post. When my profile comes up, look to right hand side of page and click on Send cmail to Starlight1153, or go to top of page, click on mail, click on send cmail and type in Starlight1153.

Mar 8, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
are these still available? they sound delicious
Mar 8, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Sure are Rising. Send me your addy again and I'll get some out int he mail to you.
Mar 8, 2015 10:11 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california

thank you, can I send you anything in return? i feel like I should send at least a SASE. I seem to be always looking for that perfect tomato that will taste wonderful and thrive here.

Mar 9, 2015 6:22 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
I have an extra stamp Rising. I did get your addy and than I edited out so it wouldn't be out there for the world to read. meant for you to send it in a cmail, but that ok, I have it now. : )

I'll get them out to you.
Mar 9, 2015 8:20 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
oh dear, I should have thought of that sorry
Apr 2, 2015 8:51 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Ella, I don't know how I missed this offer. This sounds like the perfect tomato to grow in this hot and humid area where I live. Few tomatoes continue to bear in our weather and it gets so frustrating to have to wait until it cools down again. By the time it does cool down here, it's so close to our frost/freeze date. I've been growing mostly early determinates, cherry and pear tomatoes. I'd love to try a large meaty heirloom. I have seeds of another meaty tomato that I've been waiting to plant. My health is getting better and I hope to start some vegetable seeds finally, next week, if all goes well. May I also send you a SASE for some of the Atkinson tomato seeds, if you still have more to share?
Apr 6, 2015 8:13 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Deebie Just getting back online here from holiday. Just send me a cm with your addy again and I'll get em out in the mail to you. : )

They a good tomato. Takes em about a week to come up.
Apr 10, 2015 5:05 PM CST
Name: Donna
I still have a few I haven't shared or planted fro way back :-)

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