(Lycopersicon esculentum) Smooth, firm, orange-scarlet, globed fruit with meaty flesh, produced on open, medium sized, spreading bush. High yields. Cold resistant. Dates back to 1931. 63-78 days. 180 seeds
Trying a variety new to me
By: John Card on 17 July 2015
All seeds germinated within three weeks although it is a cold winter here in Tasmania (kept punnet on top of hot water system during nights).
Disappointed that the use-by-date was December 2015 as I would like to have at least three years before expiration.
Hi John. Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you experienced good germination even though there was only one year on the 'Best Before' date.
It is quite common for seeds to out last the 'Best Before' date as this is really to be used as an indicative guide only & is largely determined by how well seeds are kept. If seeds are stored in optimal conditions, ie. placed in a well-sealed container in a cool, dark place, the germination rate could stay quite high for much longer than indicated on the packet.