TOMATO SEEDS AVAILABLE WVU Makes Tomato Seeds Available To Gardeners
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Feb. 16, 2013 3:14 PM EST
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Morgantown, Monongalia County
, West Virginia
West Virginia University is making seeds of a blight-resistant tomato available to home gardeners.
The West Virginia 63 tomato was developed at WVU 50 years ago as part of the state's centennial celebration. WVU says a limited supply of seeds will be available starting March 4.
Retired WVU professor Mannon Gallegly bred the tomato. He said the West Virginia 63 is a good for both canning and for slicing in sandwiches.
Seeds can be obtained through the WVU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit at (304) 293-6131. Seeds are limited to one packet per household while supplies last. They also can be requested through local WVU Extension offices.
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