It's a long, long, long shot, but I thought I'd try the BYC forum for a solution to this heartbreaking problem. While I grew up in the States, my family is from Greece. The Western side, from the Ilias province and the island of Zakynthos. The Ilias province used to have the greatest tomatoes. I'm not going to say they were the world's best, because I'm no connoisseur, but these were a national treasure. I'm speaking in the past tense, because when I went back to Greece for the first time in 13 years this September, I was told that the heirloom seeds are lost. All the farmers in the area bought Monsanto stock when it came out, and they were excited about the color, size, and longer shelf-life of these varietals. This was before they knew that you can't save the seeds and that the tomatoes themselves taste like acidic cardboard. Since everyone there has a farm, no one has small scale gardens. Every farmer took the GMO seeds and NOBODY saved their heirlooms! These were varieties that should have been saved by someone, but everyone I asked (and I asked a lot of random people, even strangers) said that the tomatoes were gone. Everyone's depressed about it, and everyone is convinced that the seeds are lost forever. I'm of a different mind. I know that somewhere, someone has saved these seeds. I want to find them and propagate them, somehow. So I'm reaching out to this community to see if anyone has a friend of a friend somewhere who used to defy customs laws by taking home seeds in their pockets or something. Help me out if you can!