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Post  BetsyC on 5/8/2012, 11:24 pm

This year, since I am all excited about trying SFG for the first time, I ordered several tomato and sweet pepper plants and lots of seeds. They are doing well though I am fighting off red spider mites on the peppers. I remember looking in seed catalogues years back and seeing the "ratings" such as VFNT or VVFNT by the types of tomatoes for instance, and if I remember it indicated disease resistance. Do seed sources such as catalogues use those ratings still? I looked for them online and in the catalogues and did not see any. I just want to give my SFGs the best possible success!
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Post  Daniel9999 on 5/8/2012, 11:40 pm

I know Gurneys uses the it

http://gurneys.com/improved-gurney-girl-ii-vfnt-hybrid-tomato/p/64548/

This table by Cornell University's Vegetable MD online will tell which tomato varieties are restraint to which diseases..

http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/Tables/TomatoTable.html

You might also want to look into grafted tomato's

I know Territorial Seed has them...but they are selling out fast.

http://www.territorialseed.com/category/498


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Post  littlejo on 5/8/2012, 11:47 pm

You might try a tea. of dish soap in a spray bottle for the spider mites.

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Post  BetsyC on 5/8/2012, 11:49 pm

I thank you both for the information! bounce
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Post  yolos on 5/9/2012, 10:08 am

I am not positive about this. But I think those ratings are for hybrid tomatoes which have been bred for particular disease resistance. But these days, many people are going with heirloom tomatoes which do not have these designations (I think). Therefore, many seed catalogues don't have as many hybrids with these ratings.
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