The 2015 Tomato Mania sale at Cal Poly is underway. I serve as the faculty advisor for the project. Yesterday much of the set-up took place. This morning I got to campus before the sale started to make sure things were on track and to lend a hand (and buy some tomatoes).
It was a good day. I also managed to sow tomato seeds for a grafting lab that I’ll teach later this quarter. When I left the sale I purchased five plants. The sale continues tomorrow: 10 am to 4 pm at the Horticulture Unit on campus. Come on out and pick up some tomatoes! I recommend ‘Artisan Purple Bumblebee’ if you want an interesting cherry tomato. There are all sorts of options: ‘Bloody Butcher,’ ‘Mr. Stripey,’ ‘Banana Legs,’ ‘Alaskan Fancy,’ ‘Chocolate Cherry,’ ‘Mortgage Lifter,’ and ‘Red Robin’ to name a few of the 67 available (well, it started with 67, some have sold out already).