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Old February 6, 2007   #1
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Kora and Lukullus Tomato's


Has anyone any information about Kora and Lukullus Tomato's. I purchased these seeds last year, though I lost all details when my last computer hard drive crashed.

I did Google the names and came up with very little information. Checked different seed companies and came up short...

Any help would be great!

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Old February 6, 2007   #2
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From SSE 2007 catalog

Kora: IA SSE HF - 88 days, 2" round red fruit on 3' dwarf potato leaf plant, prolific, from CV Dabin.


The other one isn't listed....

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Lee,

Thank-you! I never seen any entry for Kora.
Though I don't have the SSE 2007 Catalog...
Probably why...

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Lukullus
From the 2001 SSE Yearbook:

80 days, indet, RL, 2-3 oz red fruit plum-like shape, seed from Terry Hancock, Wiltshire, England who purchsed the seed in a small Polish town.

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Terry sent seed to Joe Cavanaugh who first listed it in the Yearbook in 1998.
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Old February 6, 2007   #5
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my brief notes...

Kora is from behind the former Iron Curtain, I believe. Michael (mdvcp) probably knows more. Anything on the Tanager Song site? Nice dwarf.

Lukullus seems to have some interesting and valuable genetics; it's a fave in genebanks and of Dr Rick in Cali. Keith may be able to tell more.

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Carolyn,

Thank-you so much for your very quick help!
I searched Google, Yahoo and others for that info...
Got all what is required within ten minutes here!
That's fantastic...

Thanks once more,
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Jennifer,

The Tanager Song site seems to be out of commission!

Randy

Randy, see:

http://www.tomatoville.com/viewtopic.php?t=2549

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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdntomato
my brief notes...

Kora is from behind the former Iron Curtain, I believe. Michael (mdvcp) probably knows more. Anything on the Tanager Song site? Nice dwarf.

Lukullus seems to have some interesting and valuable genetics; it's a fave in genebanks and of Dr Rick in Cali. Keith may be able to tell more.

Jennifer

I guess I will keep these strains going and pure...

Thanks,
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A short describtion of Lukullus from Reinhard Kraft's wonderful web-site:

Lukullus
Red middle size fruits, old German variety. A cross Dansk Export x Jewel.



http://mitglied.lycos.de/rkraft/tomatenhahm.html
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Andrey,

Nice work finding a image and info...

Thank-you my friend,
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Several different answers in this post.

That's a little different from the info Carolyn gave, which leads me to something that I've been wondering about: When a member requests seeds from IA SSE HF, are the original blurbs included with the seeds?
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I've never requested varieties listed by SSE bc but it seems to me that whatever info they might have they'd give in the listing. I don't mean for the IPK ones, for instance, though.

Unfortunately in the past couple of years they've offered several that I first listed in various Yearbooks, since no one else was, which is their criterion for listing, and absolutely nothing was said about any of those varieties as far as I can remember.

Lukullus?

So is it German or Polish? The info in the SSE Yearbook seemed rather straight forward to me, but then Reinhard is also usually precise in his information.
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I have grown Kora twice-both in 2006. Its a great tasting dwarf/very compact plant. My recollection is that its pl, but I am out of town and cannot check. I am growing it again this spring. I dont think you will be disappointed.
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Lukullus?

So is it German or Polish? The info in the SSE Yearbook seemed rather straight forward to me, but then Reinhard is also usually precise in his information.


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Iwas being first class stupid with the above comment

Of course it could well be and probably is German from the cross Reinhard gave, and commercial packs were for sale in Poland where seeds were purchased.
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I grew Kora last year, with great expectations. It was just OK, if that. And it is not a dwarf. It is a 4-5 oz. red tomato, early, but not much flavor last year and not real productive.
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Bark-My Kora isnt 4-5 oz at all, much smaller, and true its not a dwarf like red robin, but is a very compact plant-probably about 3-4 feet tall. Where did you get your seed? I got mine from Tanager.
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