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CCSF Plant Sale Soon--Tomatoes!

The plant sale at CCSF is coming up soon. It is to be on May 7th, 11-3. While they will have plenty of ornamentals, and spring flower arrangements, the news is that this year there will be lots of vegetable seedlings, particularly tomatoes. The are all early tomato varieties, suitable for growing in SF or nearby. A few of them are ones that I want people to try, to see if they will resist the disease tomato late blight. These are ones that someone writing on the web claimed didn't get the disease in their gardens, so if you have seen this disease, you might like to try them.

The sale is in the Department of Environmental Horticulture and Floristry, on the north end of the campus, on Judson between Gennessee and Foerster. Thursday May 7th only, 11-3.

The tomatoes that may be late blight resistant are: 'Legend' (medium-sized fruit, bred for resistance, but may not resist the strain we have, from Territorial Seed Co.), 'Koralik' (cherry-sized, from Territorial Seed Co.) 'Tommy Toe' (cherry tomato, from Totally Tomatoes), 'Juliet' (grape-shaped tomato, from Totally Tomatoes), 'Matt's Wild Cherry', from Seeds of Change), currant tomato (wild variety, tiny fruit, from Totally Tomatoes, I think, but available several places. Currant tomatoes are available as red, yellow, or white. We are groiwing white ones).

I I wrote about this disease several blog posts back, with a link to a site with photos. The name of the post was "Have you seen this tomato disease?" You can use the search feature to find it.)

There are also many other varieties, including Early Girl, Stupice, Chocolate Cherry, Roma, Sungold, Old German, etc.

 

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Pam Peirce

City College has 2 plant sales a year. One is on the Thursday before Mother's day. It just happened this year. Sorry. The other is in fall, usually between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both sales are on Thursdays, 11-3. We don't have a mailing list. We have houseplants, outdoor ornamentals and some vegetable starts. We do sometimes have tomatoes.

Victor

When will you have the next plant sale? Do you have herbs, besides tomatoes as well? How do I get on your mailing list? How often do CCSF have plant sale?

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