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Welcome to , not only a must-have link to hundreds of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, but a huge community of enthusiastic fellow tomato lovers and the world’s largest (and most fun) tomato seedling sale! It’s what the New York Times called, “the tomato freaks’ Woodstock,” and if you’re crazy about tomatoes, this is the event for you!

Started in the early 90s at Hortus, a trend-setting nursery in Pasadena, California, today includes classes, sales events, tomato tastings, and impromptu social gatherings at popular nurseries and gardening hotspots from coast to coast.

Leading the team of tomatomaniacs is Scott Daigre, owner of Powerplant Garden Design based in Ojai, California. A dedicated home gardener, Scott shares his love of digging in the dirt through event appearances, speaking engagements, books, and videos that offer tools and tips for amateur and veteran gardeners alike.

events are each unique, with the largest and longest running California sale welcoming thousands of tomato lovers to a three-day extravaganza showcasing more than 300 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. Featuring everything from pots and fertilizer to stakes and enthusiastic expert advice, our events are the one-stop shop for growing great-tasting tomatoes in your own backyard. It’s a crazy celebration of America’s favorite garden vegetable.

We hope to see you at one of our events soon! If we’re not yet in your neighborhood, stay tuned; we’re growing and just might be adding your much-loved garden spot to our annual tomato tour. If you have ideas for future event sites let us know!

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