Cuttings: Sweet victory

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The Independent Online
GARDENERS have found to their cost that in plant breeding, the baby too often is tossed out with the bathwater. You may get disease-resistance in your sweet peas, but only at the price of its scent. Fortunately, side-effects are not always bad. Marshalls' new cherry tomato, 'Supersweet 100', was developed primarily to be resistant to wilt. The breeders found that, along the way, the flavour had improved, too. This tomato can be grown indoors and out, and bears long trusses of cherry-size fruit. For a trial packet of five seeds, send a 20p coin to S E Marshall & Co Ltd, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 2RF. Mark the envelope 'Supersweet 100 trial'.