Update November 8, 2021
I am eyeballs-deep in processing tomatoes for seed extraction from the 2021 harvest season. Last night I caught up with packaging seeds dried to date - about 1,600 batches so far. But I still have about 400 batches that are at various stages in the process. I'm getting through them as fast as I can. Please refer to my latest Blog Post for recent updates.
The 2021 harvest has been abundant and will include at least 200 new varieties (including a number of really outstanding ones!), bringing the total to well over 2,500 varieties. I will get that list published ASAP; but it's looking like around Thanksgiving time. You're welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're looking for a particular variety.
Meanwhile, I have kept current with the list of varieties available through 2020. Please click on the Seeds tab above for more information.
Also, the giant Siberian Elm tree, which was the tallest tree in town, is now D O W N on the ground! To see how this was done, without the proper equipment, please refer to the latest Blog Post or see some of the action on this short YouTube video
Update August 9, 2020
Podcast Interview, Misfit Gardening
Listen to an in-depth interview at the Misfit Gardening podcast
Link to Supplemental Files
I've created THIS LINK to a folder on Google Drive where I plan to keep an updated version of spreadsheets such as The Big Tomato List, List of Tastiest Tomatoes, Guide to Growing Giant Tomatoes, DT Disclosure, Latest lists of available seeds, etc.
Special orders for seedlings for the 2021 season will be accepted beginning on January 1, 2020. For a rough idea of what the plans are for 2021, please take a look at what was on offer in 2020:
DT Seedlings 2020
I attempt to post at least one new blog post every month. For the most recent updates on progress of the efforts of Delectation of Tomatoes to obtain, grow, propagation, promote and preserve heirloom seeds from around the world, please visit:
BLOG, Delectation of Tomatoes
and the associated YouTube Channel:
YOUTUBE, Delecation of Tomatoes
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COVID-19 concerns 🕷️
Since Delectation of Tomatoes is a one-person, home-based operation anyhow, there should be no delays or adjustments because of this pandemic, unless the USPS shuts down, which is highly unlikely. So if anything, I will be able to get your seed order sent out even more promptly, as so many meetings and other such distractions have been cancelled.
In inventory are enough seeds, especially tomato seeds, to supply many thousands of small farmers and backyard gardeners. I do so little marketing that only a tiny fraction of the seeds I save are shared with other growers each year.
This seems like a good time to reconsider what you can do for yourself, your family, and your neighbors to help improve your self-reliance. No need for fear-mongering, but there is the possibility of some interruptions in the supply chain of food. Grow your own to stay healthy and independent!
Here is a link to a short video that encapsulates much of what I believe about our relationship to food and community, and underscores some of the reasons I started Delectation of Tomatoes in 2011 and continue to persevere, even through some tough times:
Food Revolution Tips
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Previous update, January 1, 2020
Tomato seeds harvested from the 2019 growing season are now organized and inventoried. Click on the Seeds tab for more information.
Previous update January 20, 2018
Seeds of around 2,000 varieties of tomatoes are now available. See "Seeds" tab above for the list that was up to date in December, 2018. Still have 18,000+ photos to name and 2,000 descriptions write and upload here - someday, somehow. A summary of the "Biggest and Best" tomatoes from 2018 is posted here:
Biggest and Best Tomatoes of 2018
More than 300 new tomato varieties were grown in 2018, along with replenishment of seed stock of nearly that many more varieties. Plus 100 or so varieties of beans, peppers, lettuce, etc. On deck for 2019, at least 200 more varieties, including over 100 heirloom varieties from Russia!
Also, Delectation of Tomatoes now has a presence on Facebook:
Listen to a radio interview on Western Life Radio, audio clips above, or listen directly at this link and search for program segments from February 13-17, 2017: