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FMT Spring Plant Sale (is now closed)

Updated: May 1, 2023

Our spring plant sale is open and accepting pre-orders. We are excited to offer varieties you typically wont find at local greenhouses around Cbus. In particular are some Italian heirloom varieties of tomatoes and peppers that we sourced from Uprising Seeds.

Uprising is part of a "Biodiversity project" working to preserve locally and historically significant varieties with deep roots in small Italian farming communities.

This includes varieties like the 'Ark of Taste Heirloom' Fiaschetto di Manduria

"Fiaschetto is a regional treasure of Puglia in Southeast Italy complete with a designated Slow Food presidia. These small, 2-3 oz, plum-shaped tomatoes with a slight nipple at the blossom end hang like grapes from the bushy determinate plants in such prolific quantities that we eventually had to just stop picking them because we couldn’t keep up with the processing. In Puglia it is preferred even over the more famous San Marzano as the base of passata di pomodoro, an uncooked tomato sauce that emphasizes the freshness and fruitiness of the tomatoes. Here at the farm, we put up several quarts of delicious sauce, but later found perhaps an even better use for it: drying. It is the perfect size for halving and dehydrating for enjoying in the winter months on your pastas and pizzas. The harvests are extremely early for a paste type and conveniently concentrated for processing purposes. The most productive plum/paste type we’ve grown and unlike many varieties of the hot Mediterranean south, well adapted to our climate. Determinate."

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