Update 4/29/2013: To all customers who purchased seed of Gary’O Sena from me this year, it is possible you received incorrect seed. Please read more details here…
Thank you to all of my customers for your great support during the past year!
This was another busy season – I trialed about 75 new-to-me heirloom/OP tomato varieties at my Bonsall, CA growing grounds. Thank you to my tomato growing friends from around the world who sent many new varieties to try – I appreciate it – there were some really great new finds!
There are a couple of exciting new developments I am happy to announce for the 2013 season:
1. The Dwarf Tomato Project has selected Heritage Tomato Seed as one of the four vendors to introduce one of the new Dwarf varieties – the tomato I am releasing is “Dwarf Sweet Sue” and can be found here. Sorry, sold out! Thank you to the project for this opportunity!
2. I now offer free shipping on all orders over $25.00. This includes international orders. Domestic shipping for orders under $25.00 remains at $2.95 and all domestic orders are shipped in bubble envelops to protect your seeds from mechanical handling. Shipping charges for all international orders (under $25.00) is $3.95 and will be shipped in one or more regular envelops.
3. I am now shipping internationally to selected countries. Currently my shopping cart is set up to ship to Canada, Japan, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Germany. If you are from another country and would like your country added to my list please contact me first, before you place your order and I will add your country to our list. At this time, orders to Russia (and possibly Ukraine) are”iffy” at best (it appears about 50% of mail is stolen) so, although I will take orders from Russia, I can not guarantee delivery to Russia. Sorry! Also, please make sure it is legal to ship seeds to your country before you request your country be added to my list. International orders will be shipped on Monday each week. Thanks!
Except for the new release “Dwarf Sweet Sue” and seeds grown by my sister in Sacramento, I grow and harvest all of my own seed at my farm in Bonsall, Ca (north of San Diego). I use the fermentation method of seed processing. I regularly test my seed plants for CMV and TMV and closely monitor and rogue seed plants suspected of systemic infections (i.e. fusarium). Many seed plants are isolated or bagged, but most are not, so expect a crossing percentage of <5%. If you have questions about a specific variety please contact me.
I hope 2013 is a bountiful (and lucky) year for all!