Tom Wagner, creator of 'Green Zebra' tomatoes, is breeding some of the most antioxidant-rich tomatoes in the world right here in Everett, Washington. Alice Doyle of wholesale nursery Log House Plants in Cottage Grove, Oregon is growing and distributing Wagner-bred tomatoes.
These two tomato experts are teaming up at Molbaks Garden + Home in Woodinville this coming Saturday, May 31, 12 - 1 p.m.. They'll talk about how and why to grow the many exciting new varieties, like ‘Dancing With the Smurfs’ (left), a near-black cherry tomato that is resistant to late blight.
You'll learn all about what varieties best suit your cooking and your growing conditions. Seems like a good idea to grow tomatoes created by someone who lives in a convergence zone like Everett, doesn’t it? You can probably count on tomatoes originating in Everett to ripen no matter what our summer weather brings.
And here are the Indigo "Pear Drops" that look more like jewels than fruit, yet are packed with phytonutrients.
And just to whet your tomato appetite, here's a poster showing the whole line of 'Wild Boar' tomatoes that Log House Plants is also growing and distributing this spring...