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Thursday, February 16, 2023



February 24th and 25th, El Cajon, The Water Conservation Garden; Located at Cuyamaca College, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, 9 am to 4 pm.

February 25th and 26th, San Diego, Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Fort Stockton, Drive, San Diego, 8 am to 5 pm.

Tomatomania staff will join two San Diego area nursery groups to introduce you to over 125 varieties of unique and exciting tomatoes. 

They will also introduce you to our 2023 Tomato of the Year, Melanie’s Ballet, (a dwarf standout last season!) and other wonderful new heirloom dwarf plants that will be perfect for your containers and raised beds. 

Cages, containers, fertilizers, soils and everything you’ll need for your season will all be available. 

Early, is a key word here and often the tomato is the first plant to produce fruit in June. Tomatomania producer Scott Daigre says this about the 2023 choice: “The extraordinary thing about this variety is not stripes or lobes or immense size. It’s just a dependable and tasty character in the garden. It produces well early in the season on a plant that seems to thrive and fruit well with minimum effort. It will make many a home gardener feel like a very successful farmer. I like the value in that." 

You will have the chance to review the seedling collections, along with fulfilling all of your gardening needs at Tomatomania events all across the Southland. The full schedule can be found at 

About Tomatomania! 

Each Tomatomania event is unique, with the largest and longest running California seedling sale, welcoming thousands of tomato lovers to an annual tomato extravaganza showcasing more than 300 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. 

Featuring everything from pots and fertilizer to stakes and enthusiastic expert advice, their events are the one-stop shop for growing great-tasting tomatoes in your own backyard. 

Leading the team of tomatomaniacs is Scott Daigre, owner of Powerplant Garden Design based in Ojai, California. He has been running Tomatomania for more than 20 years. Scott is the author of the best-selling book “Tomatomania: A Fresh Approach to Celebrating Tomatoes in the Garden” 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.  

El Cajon, The Water Conservation Garden

San Diego, Mission Hills Nursery

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