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    On William Whitson's Cultivariable pages, there are now so far three exciting podcasts and more to follow. I have just listened to the podcast with Tom Wagner, the gifted tomato and potato breeder. And learned a lot, including the full breeding history of that famous tomato 'Green Zebra'.

    https://www.cultivariable.com/tom-wa...r-mater-seeds/

    Podcast 2 was with Curzio Caravati from the Kenosha potato project
    https://www.cultivariable.com/curzio...otato-project/

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    Podcast 1 was with Nathan Kleinman of the Experimental Farm Network
    https://www.cultivariable.com/nathan...-farm-network/

    Wonderful stuff for a rainy afternoon!


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    By the way, one detail I gathered from Tom Wagner's podcast is that tps do n o t last as long as 40 years. Maybe that remark was regarding tps stored in the freezer. He mentioned much younger tps as old seed. I am now going to store my older tps in the freezer, rather the filing cabinet just to make sure I don't lose them. However he does confirm that seeds which are a few years old germinate better than fresh seeds.

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    • Galina
      Galina commented
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      And here again, in a quote from Tom Wagner on facebook today: "The oldest seed is 14 years old and that is the slowest. I took pictures of each cell to record the Seedling growth and vigor so that the photo could tell the story without my words". eoq In other words" 14 is very old for tps, not 40. Another myth dispelled.
      Last edited by Galina; 02-05-2018, 05:45.

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    https://www.cultivariable.com/category/podcast/ A Q and A podcast.

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    • #4
      https://soundcloud.com/tomwagner-3/p...edium=facebook

      Tom Wagner the creator of many tomatoes and potatoes about the basics of plant breeding.

      https://soundcloud.com/tomwagner-3/plant-breeding-102


      Last edited by Galina; 22-10-2018, 05:58.

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      • #5

        Carol Deppe on OSSI seeds. https://osseeds.org/free-the-seed-po...dini-zucchini/

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        • #6
          More on OSSI seeds and plant breeding: https://osseeds.org/free-the-seed-po...ed-initiative/

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          • clumsy
            clumsy commented
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            These pod cast are very good. I thought I should listen to them.

          • Galina
            Galina commented
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            Maybe a bit specialised for many, but I am learning at lot from them.

          • clumsy
            clumsy commented
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            It was very interesting listening to the podcast, I like learning new things.

        • #7
          More from Tom Wagner answering questions.

          https://soundcloud.com/tomwagner-3/p...zChZGfrccbusj0

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          • #8
            Another podcast that might be of interest is on winter gardening in the Pacific North West of the USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBdq...&feature=share

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            • #9
              About landrace plant breeder Joseph Lofthouse:
              https://www.cultivariable.com/podcas...eph-lofthouse/
              Last edited by Galina; 06-01-2019, 17:28.

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              • #11
                Thanks, Galina, these are good.

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                • Galina
                  Galina commented
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                  Appreciated, something to listen to when the weather is too bad for outside or when it gets dark by half past 3.

              • #12
                Indeed, it's not far off now! Mornings aren't too bad yet, but yes some good listening.

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                • #13
                  Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farm on his tomato breeding. Green Zebra got him interested in breeding stripes into everything, then OSU Blue got him excited to breed antho into all the stripey ones. All of his tomatoes that I have grown so far taste wonderful. For a bit of fun, he gives some of them them piggy names. I have just potted on Yellow Furry Hog and looking forward to growing and tasting them again.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvz8...N_TaJuQcbNq6lw
                  Last edited by Galina; 28-04-2020, 06:51.

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                  • jayb
                    jayb commented
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                    Oops, had a pile of seed packets in front of me. Yes I thought they might be the ones from Ruud. Just to say I still get potato leaves from Ruuds Yellow Furry Hog too and regular leaves from Baker Creeks Furry Yellow Hog. I've grown Yellow Furry Boar from Wild Boar Farms also and they are regular too, (I did also have some Rugosa crossed seeds from him in a packet). You are right but I still find them a bit confusing at times!

                  • jayb
                    jayb commented
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                    Some lovely varieties there Triffid, Pink Berkeley TD is one of my favourites. I think some names get changed around somewhat when they are translated from the original when shared to different countries and then maybe translated back again, so discrepancy sneak in. Plus sometimes there are earlier versions of a variety which are shared before the final selection is made by the breeder/developer.

                  • jayb
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                    Another lovely tomato selection Jang.
                    A Gourmet Genetics fan here, they have put out some awesome cherry varieties, the two you mention plus I believe; Bite-Size, Garnet, Sweet Aperitif, Sweet Petit. I think I have Sweet Aperitif, Black Opal and Sweet Petit growing this year, it's hard to pick a favourite from their varieties.

                • #14
                  Some fantastic resources here, Galina. Thank you very much for gathering them here over the last two years.

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                  • Galina
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                    You are welcome.
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