ENCINO (CBSLA.com) — Fans of all-things-tomato flocked to the legendary Tapia Bros. Farm in Encino on Friday to stock up just in time for spring.
“This is Tomatomania. This is the season. It’s our time to rally around, you know, the tomato, which everybody loves for the summer garden,” Scott Daigre, an organizer, told KCAL9’s Kaj Goldberg.READ MORE: Hospitalizations For COVID-19 Fall Below 500 In LA County
As Goldberg reports, the event is one of the world’s largest seedling sales and attracts tomato enthusiasts, who’ve waited all year.
“I always buy Sun Gold. It gets 7 feet tall and 7 feet wide and it tastes like candy,” Janie Thompson said.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot In Officer-Involved Shooting In San Fernando
During Tomatomania, exotic plants are up for sale, like Nyagous, Odoriko, Orange Russian, Orange Strawberry, and Red Zebra heirlooms.
The irony of Tomatomania, Goldberg explains, is that there are no tomatoes yet.MORE NEWS: Man Fatally Shot In Rowland Heights
But, in a couple of months, he says, the plants will provide a variety of treats.