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WVU professor emeritus and creator of ‘people’s tomato’ unveils final variety, makes limited seeds available for growers

Older man in a garden

West Virginia University plant pathology professor emeritus who has spent more than 70 years developing hearty tomato varieties for home gardeners has created his fourth and final tomato — the West Virginia ’23, dubbed “Mannon’s Majesty.”

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* Jan. 29: The WVU Davis College has received numerous requests for seeds. At this time, no further seed requests are being filled. Thanks to all who have responded. The Davis College greatly appreciates your interest.