Lessons from a Tomato Whisperer!
Our favorite farmer, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms talks tomato
on Sat. May 13, DAY 1 of our Mother's Day Party!

Is there anything so delicious as a tomato,
fresh-picked from the vine?

No watery, hothouse-grown grocery-store tomato could ever hope to compare to the sweet, bold, earthy, rich taste of a homegrown beauty. And here to tell you all about how to grow the BEST, most PERFECT tomatoes is our favorite tomato whisperer - Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms - on Saturday, May 13, Day 1 of our Mother's Day Celebration!

Brad Gates
Photo courtesy Wild Boar Farms

Brad has spent the last decade perfecting the art of breeding and growing outrageous tomatoes at his organic farm in Suisun Valley. Using heirloom genetics as a foundation, he's tested, trialed and introduced myriad new varieties with extreme flavor featuring bright stripes and beautiful bi-colors.

Join us at the nursery for a big selection of all of our favorite tomatoes, plus a few of Brad's latest offerings!

Tomato 'Gold Berries' Tomato 
‘Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye’'Silvana' "St. John's Wort" Tomato 
‘AAA Sweet Solano’

Tomato 'Gold Berries'
Beautiful amethyst-purple cherry tomatoes ripen to yellow-gold and have great flavor and output! A selection of Brad's 'Indigo Blue Berries', it's a crowd pleaser in salads or straight off the vine. Indeterminate, 75 days.

‘Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye’

This BEST selling Brad Gates beauty yields BIG fleshy fruits with a rich, sweet flavor and metallic green marbling. Totally trippy and delicious, man! Indeterminate, 65-75 days.

‘AAA Sweet Solano’

This Wild Boar Farms sweetie starts out yellow with green stripes, maturing to deep orange with yellow stripes. Big producer of 2-4 oz. fruit with a tropical flavor. Indeterminate 80 days.

Tomato ‘Sun Gold’ Tomato ‘Thessaloniki’ Tomato 'Purple Bumble Bee'

Tomato ‘Sun Gold’
The gold standard for cherry tomatoes!
Pumps out an amazing number of sweet and tangy little orange fruits over a long season, no matter how cool or foggy your weather! Perfect for salads or snacking! Indeterminate 65 days.

Tomato ‘Thessaloniki’
Think BLT's! This juicy fella is how we remember REAL tomatoes tasting - juicy, acidy and with BIG flavor. Productive and vigorous, performs equally well in hot or cool/foggy Summers. Indeterminate, 75-80 Days.

Tomato 'Purple Bumble Bee'
With a perfect balance of acid and sweet, this new cherry/grape variety from local breeder Fred Hempel features big flavor in a little package. Produces lots of tomatoes over a long season. Indeterminate, 60-70 days.

Tomato 'Stupice' Tomato 'Zapotec Pleated' Tomato 'Pork Chop'

Tomato 'Stupice'
This tomato from the Czech Republic is a favorite early tomato for the Bay Area, maturing in just 60-65 days. Our go-to mid-size tomato with a bounty of 2” fruits. Indeterminate, so you'll get tomatoes over a long period!

Tomato 'Zapotec Pleated'
Famous for HUGE, bright red, deeply pleated fruits weighing up to a pound each, this Mexican heirloom is sweet and fleshy and perfect for stuffing, roasting or eating fresh. Indeterminate, 86 days. Heat and drought tolerant.

Tomato 'Pork Chop'
True yellow fruits with lime stripes ripen to orange-gold. Brad calls this "the best yellow I've ever had." Boasting a fruity tomato flavor with a hint of citrus, it ripens later in the season. Indeterminate, 80 days.

Dear Moms: We Love You!

Mother's Day Party!

Mother's Day Extravaganza!

Come enjoy our sweetest and most romantic event of the year! And as our way to say "Thanks Mom", we'll give away

for Moms & Grandmoms*

*Valid IN THE NURSERY only on May 13 & 14, 2017 on YELLOW TAG PLANTS with purchase.

We'll serve up cakes, munchies, and music. Budderball the Clown and Very Fairy Manda will be here for the little (and big) people! And don't miss a chance to be Queen for a Day where TWO lucky winners will be treated each day to a FREE SHOPPING BONANZA!


And for those of you living far away, you can always give your favorite gal one of our fetching GIFT CARDS. Good online and here at the nursery, too. Just give us a call or order online.


And to all you Moms out there I wish you a peaceful and pampered Mother's Day and as always, happy and creative gardening!

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