Late last year I received another batch of tomatoes seed from Carolyn and I was really excited about it after the last batch only 2 germinated. This time I received the seeds in much better condition and build a new bed just for tomatoes. The species was picked at random and I planted all the seeds from this packet. Almost all germinated and I had to cull a few, it was difficult but it had to be done. Planted in new bed. Protected from pesky birds. Released from bird protector and trimmed. It grew but I was worried. It flowered just a little but no fruits, then "suckers" start to grow from the leaves. Then it stopped growing and became funky. Finally after I came back from my Japan trip I decided to remove them. Well I guess I'll stay away from tomatoes for awhile, maybe I'll only plant cherry tomatoes.