Corona del Mar is tomato red for Tomatomania at Roger’s Gardens

Cyja Kelly,
Shoppers fill their carts with various tomato plants during the 9th annual Tomatomania! plant sale event at Roger’s Gardens on Friday.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Shoppers at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar are experiencing an early spring tradition: Tomatomania.

While the plant nursery will continue selling tomato plants through the year, the nursery’s largest tomato plant sale will end Sunday. Garden staff said “Tomatomaniacs” can find more than 200 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato seedling plants on sale in addition to a variety of peppers.

For the record:

4:01 PM, Mar. 06, 2021An earlier version of the story ran a picture from last year’s event.

Tomato expert and owner of Tomatomania Scott Daigre explained the differences between various tomatoes Friday morning as part of a livestream for the sale at the local nursery.

Daigre and Jenn Garbe are the authors of “Tomatomania!: A Fresh Approach to Celebrating Tomatoes in the Garden and in the Kitchen.”

More live-streaming talks are planned for Saturday and Sunday mornings via Instagram and Facebook.

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