Return of the exotic tomatoes… and other plants
The annual UW-Green Bay Heirloom Vegetable Sale returns on Saturday, May 14, to the Laboratory Sciences Greenhouse. The goal, as always, is to introduce local gardeners to new varieties, protect agricultural biodiversity, and raise money for Natural and Applied Sciences initiatives helping students. This year the sale features 63 different varieties of tomatoes (6,500 plants), and 35 varieties of peppers (2,200 plants) including six different sweet bells, as well as mild, medium, and hot selections. Other vegetables include eggplants, tomatillos, cucumbers, and lettuce. They’ll also have a good selection of herbs, including four kinds of basil, borage, and 10 varieties of old-fashioned flowers. “We probably have the greatest selection of tomato varieties offered anywhere in Wisconsin.” Doors open at 9 a.m., with numbers passed out at 7 a.m. for those who’d rather enjoy a warming cup of coffee while they wait.
See lists of plants offered and links to descriptions.