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Cal Poly Tomato Spectacular plant sale kicks off Friday

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-02 04:12:18-04

Cal Poly's annual Tomato Spectacular plant sale is being held this year over two weekends in April, beginning Friday.

The sale will run from April 1-2 and April 15-16.

More than 75 different types of tomato plants are available, including Brandywine, Early Girl, Kellogg's Breakfast, Vintage Wine and a selection of cherry tomato plants.

The tomato plant sale is run by a team of five students in the university's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The students have grown more than 3,000 tomato plants from seed.

The plants cost $8 each and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the past, plants have sold out quickly.

Customers are encouraged to bring boxes or wagons to transport their plants back to their vehicles.

The sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Environmental Horticultural Sciences Building (48) near the Poly Plant Shop. It is located on Via Carta Road off Highland Drive. Free parking will be available in lot H14.

For updates, follow Cal Poly Tomato Spectacular on Facebook.