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blueribbontomatoes
February 10th, 2011, 04:24 PM
I had someone ask me about a tomato variety called Saudi Arabia. He grew it last year and it was a hit, but he didn't save any seeds. I think the lesson has been learned, because this year he can't find it anywhere. I thought I would try to help out. Has anybody heard of this one, or better yet, know where the seed can be located?

SpaceAge
February 10th, 2011, 04:34 PM
are you sure about the "name" ...? I know last year a few of us were growing "Al-Kuffa" from Iraq ...:confused:

http://rareseeds.com/vegetables-p-z/tomatoes/red/al-kuffa-tomato.html

blueribbontomatoes
February 10th, 2011, 05:54 PM
that's what he said it was called, but no more info than that.

blueribbontomatoes
February 13th, 2011, 06:36 AM
I'm going to bump this up one time to give it another chance. Let it be a lesson to us all, if we find a variety we like SAVE THE SEEDS.


SAVE THE SEEDS!

GunnarSK
February 13th, 2011, 03:25 PM
If we find a variety we like SAVE THE SEEDSCan't help you, Maria. Even Google comes home almost empty-handed and only mentions Saudi Arabia as a producer of paste tomatoes not for fresh eating. Your conclusion is valid though.

blueribbontomatoes
February 13th, 2011, 03:31 PM
oh, I got excited when I saw someone had posted a response. I tried google too. Fortunately there are plenty of other good tomatoes out there!

SpaceAge
February 13th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Basrawya Tomatoe ...?


http://rareseeds.com/vegetables-p-z/tomatoes/red/basrawya-tomato.html

SpaceAge
February 13th, 2011, 08:18 PM
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/110769/

'Pusa Ruby' may be from Saudi Arabia

bhpigeon2
February 13th, 2011, 10:09 PM
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/110769/

'Pusa Ruby' may be from Saudi Arabia

No, it's from India.

bhp2

carolyn137
February 13th, 2011, 10:27 PM
No, it's from India.

bhp2

Agreed. A neighbor's son was in India and bought me back several commercial packs of seeds and Pusa Ruby was one of them and off hand I can't remember the others and I didn't care for any of them.:)

Saudi Arabia takes in a large area and I think it would be difficult to ID a specific variety as being Saudi Arabian. I took a look at Ventmarin and nothing.

Maria, yes, save seeds, but whoever saves those seeds let's be sure of the variety name if possible and it may not be possible in the instance you're sharing with us..

Carolyn

michaeljohnson
February 14th, 2011, 01:14 AM
When I once grew (Pusa Ruby) it was one of the seediest tomatoes I ever grew-full of seeds, much more so than a normal tomato.

There is one thing for sure though- the tomato in question from Saudi Arabia-must have the ability to set fruit in very high heat and dry conditions- unless it has been grown by hydroponics .

SpaceAge
February 14th, 2011, 01:16 AM
No, it's from India.

bhp2

Yeah I saw that ...

I also saw that seeds being Exported or sold from SA were that type though ...