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Learn how to breed crops in your garden or on your farm. We show and discuss a variety of our tomato breeding projects at every workshop. Depending on the season, we also show and discuss other on-farm breeding projects for peppers, squash, greens and flowers. Seeds and plants of un-released breeding lines will be distributed to interested workshop attendees. The workshop is led by Fred Hempel -- co-owner of Baia Nicchia Farm, and breeder for Artisan Seeds. Workshops start with a tour of the farm, and workshop attendees are encouraged to request that specific questions or topics are part of the workshop that they attend.
The June 11th breeding workshop will focus on record-keeping, genetic principles important for breeding, and on hands-on methods for cross-pollination and field selection in the field. We will also have aquaponically-grown tomato fruits from our Viridis collaborators on-hand for sampling (eating).
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Maglia Rosa is a long pink cherry tomato, with yellow stripes. It was the first Artisan Seeds variety to be offered by a national seed catalog.
30 seeds per packet
New varieties created on the farm
Baia Nicchia Farm (Sunol, CA) produces new true-breeding varieties of tomatoes and sells them via the Artisan Seeds brand. Buy our true-breeding tomato varieties from Johnny's Selected Seeds. They will carry seeds for seven of our "Artisan" cherry tomato varieties this coming year! Seeds will be available November 15th, when Johnny's new catalog goes live. Plants, and grafted plants of our varieties are available at Garden Life, Log House Plants and Plug Connection. For wholesale seed, please contact AP Whaley Seed.
This online store will not carry the Artisan Seeds tomato varieties that are available through Johnny's Selected Seeds. We will, however, carry exceptional true-breeding tomato varieties that are not currently sold at Johnny's. We will also carry land-races of other selected crops that we grow at our farm in Sunol. These landraces have been of particular value to Baia Nicchia and are featured at our farmers' market, and in Bay Area restaurants.
There are no charges for shipping or handling of any products sold on this website. Currently we can ship orders only in the United States (via USPS first class). Orders may be placed from outside the US, but all orders must have a US shipping address.
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