[Market-farming] Re: Market-farming Digest, Vol 25, Issue 23

Mark Ritter mnr200 at charter.net
Sat Feb 12 22:31:06 EST 2005

We also have a seed company and have about 80 tomato varieties of the 650
offerings we have.. I somewhat agree here but need to interject it depends
on the heirloom and the rarity and how many people are growing it . we buy
in the 1-5 lb quanities and get heirloom tomato seeds from about 25 dollars
a lb all the way up to 450 dollars a lb.... the more demand that occurs the
more that is grown of that variety ... for instance brandywine types, are
now more common and cheaper in seed price than they were 5 years ago... we
are now growing some of our own of the more expensive seed to keep prices


On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 10:38:51 -0500, you wrote:

>>From my experience, there might be a small increase in costs.  It seems to
>me that the seeds are not quite as cheap as hybrids.

Whoa!  That's a shock.

I have a small, specialized seed selling company.  I buy
(and sell) both heirlooms and hybrids - I'm presently buying
and selling more than 150 different vegetable, garden fruit,
herb, and edible flower seeds.

The hybrid seeds are - on the whole - WAY more expensive
than the heirlooms.  WAY more.  WAY WAY more.


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