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Davington Epicure Toms
« on: January 18, 2024, 13:01:05 »
I just found 4 seeds of Davington Epicure in the seed box. No idea how old they but they must be well over 5 years.  I have just sown them so I'll find out over the next week.
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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2024, 16:12:03 »
5 years is nothing for tomatoes, provided of course they were fresh at the time they were packaged.  From my own saved tomatoes I expect good germination for ten years, sporadic up to 13.  Provided they were kept cool and dry. 

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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2024, 11:34:14 »
Well I have one germinated! Everything else had come up so I was just about to give up but one has popped up! Going to have to look after that one and get some suckers off it - then save seed!
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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2024, 15:01:43 »
One more popped up today! I was just going to chuck them away too.. 17 days to germinate!
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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2024, 07:08:32 »
Congratulations on your success.

Not a variety Iíve come across. Can you say a bit about what theyíre like and how highly you rate them?

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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2024, 11:28:36 »
They should be fine Barriedale Nick.  Most seeds are always worth a try.  Only parsnips and onions are sus.  :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2024, 12:01:21 »
They are an old variety - nice firm fleshed, sweet, flavoured tomato - I hope they are as good as I remember them!  I was originally given a few seeds from a mate who did some work for an elderly lady and they grew really well in London.  I forgot to save seed and thought they were gone but recently found a few so have sown them in hope.
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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2024, 07:09:40 »
Itís always nice when a variety has a personal history as well as a public history - someoneís aunt, neighbour, friend etc. I always especially enjoy growing something which has been given, swapped etc.

It sounds like youíve got your Davington Epicure back.

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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2024, 09:35:02 »
There's a very little information if you search on Google, but nearly all of it comes back to some guy on Reddit and here called BarriedaleNick.

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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2024, 09:52:27 »
Yeah I did a search and found - mostly me!
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Re: Davington Epicure Toms
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2024, 14:57:48 »
I give every old seed at least 3 weeks.  Glad you got two seedlings, much better than just the one.  Good luck with them ongoing Nick.  And hope they turn out as good as you remember in the different climate of Portugal too. 

 

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