Raspberries, beans, and peas headline this
years UCSC Farm Spring Plant Sale April 30-May 1
For the first time, the UCSC Farm will offer more than 100
organically grown raspberry starts at the annual Spring Plant
Sale April 30-May 1. Beans and peas will also be featured at
this years sale, in addition to the stunning array of
high-quality, organically raised vegetables, annual flowers,
perennials, and herbs.
The sale includes more than 200
The sale will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and
May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Barn Theater parking lot
at the intersection of Bay and High Streets at the base of campus.
All forms of peas and beans, from flowering sweet peas and
scarlet runners to edible, climbing, and bush beans, will be
available for purchase.
Also new this year will be artichokes--a purple "eat the
whole thing" type called Violetto precoce. Fans
of flowering currants, which make beautiful and hardy landscape
plants, will be delighted by a selection that includes some
native coastal species and varieties such as 'Montara Rose
and Barrie Coate. The impressive selection of salvias
will include some new types that havent been offered before,
and there will be a fine selection of ever-popular lavenders.
As always, the sale will include more than 200 plant species,
including heirloom varieties of tomatoes, as well as hot, mild,
and sweet peppers. Six-packs of lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower,
and salad mix will also be available.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Farm & Garden and the Center
for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, the sale benefits
the UCSC Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture. Members
of the Friends will receive early entry from 9 to 10 a.m. on
Saturday only and a 10 percent discount on purchases; memberships
will be available at the sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more
information, call (831) 459-3240.
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