From Tatiana's TOMATOBase
|Fruit type||slicer, salad|
- The seeds were sent to Forest Shomer, a founder of Abundant Life Seed Foundation by Milan Sodomka from Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1976, who wrote the letter that implies that Eros may have been one of these 7 varieties that he sent (see ):
- "Prague, 24/3 1976
- Dear Sir:
- I am a permanent reader of 'The Organic Gardening and Farming' and the January issue I have read a very interesting article: 'Special seeds for special needs' and your successful undertaking. I beg to ask you for your catalog and some trial seeds esp. of your tomatoes, onions, lettuce, Marigold and Verbena for now. In the contrary I am enclosing four varieties of our Czechoslovak tomatoes and two East German bush varieties which proved here very well. And one Bulgarian variety too.
- I am 70 and in spite of this I am most happy when I can try something new in my garden.
- Please to write me if you have some wish I could accomplish.
- I thank you in advance!
- Very sincerely yours,
- Milan Sodomka"
- 1991 Abundant Life catalog says:
- "Early-maturing medium size flavorful East German red variety introduced by Abundant Life. determinate; staking optional. Good for salad use. Received from Czech breeder Milan Sodomka in 1976."
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