I have a tomato allergy and so am looking for a specific cultivar, Seviocard (hybrid), which is known to be low in the allergen. It's not available at any USA seeds supplier that we can find. There are a select few European websites which ship it, but cannot find one that ships to the United States. these websites also seem to charge a very high amount, around $100 USD, for just a few hundred seeds, to ship to people within their own country.

  • does anyone know why this is only available in Europe? is it just this cultivar or is this a common thing?
  • why is it so expensive for Europeans to buy this seed?

    other cultivars:

    • Rugantino
    • Rhianna
    • Orama
    • Messina
  • I just found an offer of 200 Euro for 1000 seeds. One thousand. Know how much produce that would yield? This is for professional farmers.
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 22, 2020 at 3:43
  • This variety seems not to be available for home gardeners right now. Maybe because it is impractical to grow for homegardeners.
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 22, 2020 at 3:44
  • It is either a (traditional) quarantine issue or a new variety that makes the price so high Apr 22, 2020 at 23:58
  • Those are some good theories. what would an example of "Impractical" be specifically? Also last year around summer/fall, I looked for either Seviocard or Rugantino (can't remember) and also could not find it. How new would "new" be?
    – mach
    Apr 24, 2020 at 4:10
  • Please remember to ping people with @. With impractical, i would mean a heated greenhouse, which was mentioned somewhere for Seviocard.
    – Johannes_B
    May 6, 2020 at 3:51


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