Sample tomatoes and learn to save tomato seeds at our Heirloom Tomato Festival!


Heirloom Tomato Festival!

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Calling all tomato lovers! This is an opportunity to sample many varieties of heirloom tomatoes at one time, then take home some saved seeds so you can grow these delicious yet sometimes hard-to-find varieties in your own garden. The tomato sampling and seed saving instruction will be ongoing so drop in when you can! Suggested $5 donation to cover cost of materials.

Tomatoes available for tasting and seed saving this year will depend upon the weather during the next few weeks, but thus far we will likely have: Amish Paste, Orange Banana, Speckled Roman, Berkeley Tie-Dye, Yellow Oxheart, Tigerella, Green Zebra, Jaune Flamme, Black Vernissage, Rose de Berne, Goldmans Italian American, Polish Linguisa, Yellow Plum, Opluka, Zapotec, Dee Jeana Lees Golden Girl, Yellow Brandywine, Kellogg's Breakfast, German Stripe, Pineapple, Prudens Purple, Black Zebra, Black Krim, Violet Jasper, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Cherokee Green, Mortgage Lifter, Druzba, Bloody Butcher and Pink Brandywine.

PS: Fall is the perfect time to plant GARLIC! This year we will have seed garlic available to purchase for fall planting, as well as a limited amount from the Garlic Project to take home for free!



Suggested $5.00 donation


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated September 14, 2017