I had some disappointing news yesterday when I ordered more seed of Cedrico Tomato, I was informed by the breeder that it was no longer available and all their seed stocks had been exhausted. Even if there was any left it would be in poor condition. This means that I have now only sufficient seed left to satisfy those orders that I have taken in for Cedrico plants. So please be wary if anyone else offers you Cedrico as there definitely aren’t any available.
To those customers who are still waiting for Cedrico seed I will have to offer the Zenith which, in my mind, is every bit as good as Cedrico. For next year we may well do as we did with Goldstar, sell some rooted cuttings which we will have to nurture throughout the winter months and sell them as rooted cuttings in packs of Five.
I am however constantly on the lookout for new varieties and all tomato breeders are aware of the criteria I’m looking for. In many respects, talking to a breeder yesterday, most of the big boys are pulling the plug on all varieties if the don’t sell in their millions. This could be a worry to us as we look at our show vegetables with a different outlook to those of the commercial world such as supermarkets etc. They tend to dictate the trends and are currently looking to buy flat bottomed tomatoes as their easier to stack and you get more into a box! Time will tell where this will lead.