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Wild Boar Farms 2024

Our friend Brad Gates, owner of Wild Boar Farms, has created some new tomato varieties to feature at our nurseries this year. Don't worry though, we will also offer old favorites such as Brad's Atomic Grape, Kryptonite, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye, and Pork Chop. Read on to learn more about the nine new varieties and start picking out your favorites. In total, our nurseries will offer seventeen amazing tomato varieties from Wild Boar Farms. It's going to be a bumper crop, tomato-growing season!
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Heirloom Tomato 'Super Fantastic' VISIBILITY::CA

Tomatoes. Heirloom, Hybrid, or GMO?

How well do you know your tomato varieties? Do you understand the differences between heirloom, hybrid, or GMO seeds and starts? Read on to learn about each type so you know what to look for the next time you are shopping for your edible garden. 
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Pluot 'Flavor King'

Fruit Tree Varieties Summer 2023

Savor the taste of tree-ripened fruit from your own backyard orchard, and share with friends and neighbors. We offer traditional favorites along with unique varieties and also multi-grafted options. Selection may vary by store location. 
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Wild Boar Farm Tomato 'Atomic Fusion' VISIBILITY::CA

Wild Boar Farms 2023

We've been fortunate to partner with Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms over the last several years to offer unique tomato varieties featuring exotic colors and flavors. This year our nurseries have 10 varieties of Wild Boar tomato starts, now locally grown at our Auburn location. Read on to learn more about the varieties. 'Pineapple Pig', anyone?
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Cherry 'Lapins'

Bareroot Fruit Tree Varieties List

Our nurseries have over 100 varieties of bareroot fruit trees this season. The trees are potted in easy-to-plant fiber (pulp) containers that help protect new roots so they don't break or dry out.
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Fresh herbs growing in terra cotta planter

Growing Herbs For the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and for many of us, that means cooking our favorite meals. Whether it's an herb-rubbed turkey or rosemary and sage-roasted potatoes, fresh herbs can take your dish to the next level. Planting a small herb garden now will ensure you’ll have fresh herbs on-hand to make the most of the season’s culinary delights. Read on for some of our holiday cooking must haves. 
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Fresh Tomato 'Juliet' on the vine

Late Summer Gardening in Sacramento

Summer is officially here. So can you still plant a summer garden? In our region we have a long growing season, so the good news is there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a summer garden, or to replace spent spring veggies and herbs. Planting in July is different than planting in April—and a big part of that is the heat. Read on for some helpful tips for planting in summer.
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Strawberries on vine


Strawberries are delicious, very easy to grow, and a great plant for beginners and kids. Read on for information about some of the varieties we offer at the nursery, along with tips about planting and growing these crowd-pleasing edibles.
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Wild Boar Farms Exotic Tomatoes

Wild Boar Farms Exotic Tomatoes

Stop in for more... Wild Boar! Wild Boar Farms is back again this year offering tomato varieties popular for their unique color combinations and outstanding flavor. Read on for some of the exotic tomato varieties our nurseries are offering this season, including a few favorites from last season—like 'Black Beauty' and 'Cosmic Eclipse'.
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