Tomato Growers Quiz #1

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Tomato Growers Quiz #1 - Quiz

Should you grow tomatoes that are hybrid or open-pollinated (which includes heirlooms)? Take this quiz!

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You're a person who will probably want to take advantage of the strides that science has made in developing hybrid varieties. We therefore recommend you start with hybrids, as they possess the features you're looking for. However, if you want to save seed, plant some open-pollinated also, for hybrid seed cannot be saved. Click here to view our tomato plants. 


You're a person who sometimes prefers "tried and true" over "new and improved," especially if the traditional ways offer certain advantages, such as, in this case, exceptionally tasty varieties, novel shapes and colors, and seed you can save. Consider all open-pollinated varieties, including heirlooms. Click here to view our tomato plants.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you get excited by the idea of planting varieties you've never seen in the supermarket?
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 2. 
    Would you prefer a tomato plant with a good yield of great tasting tomatoes, or one with a great yield of good tasting tomatoes?
    • A. 

      Great yield of good tasting tomatoes.

    • B. 

      Good yield of great tasting tomatoes.

  • 3. 
    Do you need plants that mature early in a highly predictable way, or is later in the season with less predictability all right with you?
    • A. 

      I need them to be early and predictable.

    • B. 

      Later in the season with less predictability is all right with me.

  • 4. 
    Which would you choose if you had to pick just one:  a variety that has been specially bred by plant scientists to be highly disease resistant, or one whose seed has been saved and handed down for many years because it produces such delicious fruit?
    • A. 

      Disease resistant variety

    • B. 

      The one with delicious fruit.

  • 5. 
    Do you want to save the seed from the plants you'll be growing?
    • A. 

      Yes, I definitely want to save at least some seed.

    • B. 

      Saving seed is not an important consideration for me.

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