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Mike and I spent the last few weeks building an incubation box for tomato seeds. Today I planted the first batch of Fruity Mix and Fuzzy Mix seeds in it: Fruity and Fuzzy Mix seed blocks These seeds are precious. As far as I know, they are the last remaining seeds of the Fruity Mix and Fuzzy mix tomato breeding pools developed by legendary plant breeder Tim Peters. Tim described Fruity Mix as "one of the best tasting tomato breeding pools I ever developed". And I think he's right - it was easily the tastiest of the 83 tomato varieties I grew in my previous experiments with tomatoes. Fuzzy Mix, while less important to me, is also really interesting. This mix was bred for its foliage - fuzzy gray leaves - in some cases, as gray and fuzzy as the popular ornamental "Dusty Miller". I don't feel as fanatical about Fuzzy Mix as I do about Fruity Mix, but again, these may be the last seeds of this pool and I would like to keep it going. I originally got these seeds from Tim in 2000 or 2001.