For several years, Bradford Research Center has hosted a “Tomato Festival.” Each year we grow more 100 different kinds of tomatoes that include popular garden types and the old varieties that our grandparents grew (heirlooms). We have a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. We also grow a wide assortment of more than 60 types of peppers that range from the mild bell peppers to the flaming hot habeneros. In early September of each year we invite the public out to sample the different tomatoes. We also invite several different restaurants, including Campus Dining, to create salsas made from the different tomatoes and peppers. Participants also enjoy talks given by MU Faculty on tomato and pepper culture including staking and mulching.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Bradford Research Center 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO 65201