and Son Seed Company
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Son Seed Company has just been started. If anyone has additional information
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Porter & Son Seed Company was a
regional seed provider founded by V. O. Porter in 1912. Although he
was not trained as a plant breeder or geneticist, he became well known for
his tomato introductions that were uniquely suited for hot, dry, desert
climates. He also worked with, and introduced watermelons.
V. O. Porter's son Gene worked
along side his father until V. O.'s death in 1955. Gene died in 1990
and the operation of the business passed to Gene's daughter Alice.
Alice closed the store on November 15, 1994.
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special thanks to Judy Barrett of
www.HomegrownTexas.com for donating a collection of old Porter & Son
seed catalogs. Thank you so much!
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