Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale
The Cal State Fullerton Arboretum plant sale (Thursday - Sunday, March 19-22, 2009, 10am-4pm) has become Southern California's main source for hundreds of plants of hundreds of varieties of tomatoes and peppers. More than 200 varieties of tomato plants include every size from currant to beefsteak and every color from white to black. Peppers include 40 hot and 36 sweet varieties. All tomatoes and peppers for this sale are carefully propagated and organically grown exclusively in the Arboretum nursery by skilled volunteers. Free admission. For more information, contact Mark Costello at or call 714-278-3407; or go to

Web Finds

Fullerton Arboretum
Visit the Fullerton Arboretum Web site for details on their upcoming plant sale as well as descriptive variety lists of tomatoes and peppers available at the sale, which takes place on March 19-22, 2009.


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