Our warm season seed inventory grew at our last ‘Lettuce Get Together’ thanks to volunteers! We have many new varieties of TOMATOES and new flowers and herbs as well.
- Pink Ponderosa
- Pink Caspian
- Black Krim
- Brandywine OTV
- Chadwick’s Cherry
- Marvel Stripe
We have both determinant and indeterminate varieties to choose from; each packet tells you which is which. What does that mean?
There are two main growth habits for tomatoes (from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange):
Determinate varieties grow to a certain height (usually 2-3ft) then stop growing and mature all of the fruit in a short period of time. Many paste tomatoes are determinate. These varieties are great for canning and well suited to growing in short or split season areas
Indeterminate tomatoes keep growing, flowering and setting fruit until stopped by frost, disease, or really bad weather. Most Cherry and large beefsteak tomatoes are indeterminate, They need to be caged or staked with a really sturdy support. Most really large heirloom tomatoes are indeterminate. These varieties are great if you have plenty of space, warm summer temperatures, and a long enough growing season.
What herb goes fantastic with tomato? BASIL! And we have several varieties to choose from.
- Dark Opal Purple
- Italian Pesto
- Profuma di Genova
- Queenette Thai basil
Now all you’ll need is a good sourdough baguette and some quality olive oil and you’re in for a real treat!
Check out the latest seed inventory pages for the full breakdown of what Chico Seed Lending Library has for you to borrow, grow out, harvest and return!