I’m a sucker for Tomatoes. I grow at least six varieties every summer and this weekend my plants are going in the dirt. I love them sloppy and dripping with Miracle Whip on a sandwich, sliced with fresh mozzarella, basil and a sprinkling of salt and balsamic vinegar, but my favorite is picked warm off the vine and popped into my mouth on a hot summer afternoon. So you can imagine how excited I am to find out that this weekend is the Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale at the Fullerton Arboretum!
Yep, from 9am to 4pm this Sat & Sun there will be 230 varieties of tomatoes for sale for three bucks each. They’ve got peppers galore too. Over 75 varieties, which include Hottie, a large orange habanero and Bhut Jolokia, which is the world’s hottest deadly pepper. I never thought peppers could be deadly until a friend of mine keeled over after eating a super hot chili pepper. He passed out trying to out testosterone the other males at the table by eating a ridiculously fiery pepper. Everyone thought he had a heart attack and called 911, but he revived just as the ambulance pulled up. True story.
Anyway… if you like tomatoes or peppers and want to get your garden on, check it out.