18 Feb

(Charleston Daily Mail) West Virginia University Extension is offering a gift to home gardeners in celebration of the state’s 150th birthday.

A limited supply of seeds for the West Virginia 63, a blight-resistant tomato developed at West Virginia University, will be available for home gardeners beginning March 4. The seeds are “open pollinated”, which means they can be saved year after year.

The tomato, bred by WVU Professor Emeritus Mannon Gallegly, was created to resist late blight and was unveiled in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s centennial celebration.

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