Thank you to the community for supporting our Plant Sale! The Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department’s Spring 2015 plant sale was held on May 2 and 3, with food … music … vendors … and plants galore. A good time was had by all!
Saturday May 2nd, 9am-3pm — Plant Fair! Plants, Food, Music, and Vendors.
Sunday May 3rd, noon-3pm — Plants Only.
Plants available included:
- Heirloom annual spring and summer vegetable starts including over 60 varieties of Tomatoes including ultra-early, heirlooms and hybrids, many varieties of Peppers for the Bay Area, more than 30 varieties of heirloom Beans, fog tolerant Melons, Squash, Cucumbers and Corn, 10 varieties of Kale, 10 varieties of Broccoli and Cauliflower, 10 varieties of Lettuce and many types of Chard, Cabbage, Collards, and other spring greens and salad crops.
- A wide selection of medicinal and culinary herbs, including dye plants.
- Rare fog-tolerant grapes like Emeryville Pink, Delight, Baharat Early, Venus and Early Muscat.
- Unusual perennial greens like Okinawa Spinach, and Erba Stella (Minutina), Agretti, New Zealand Spinach, Perennial Arugula, Tree Collards and more.
- Unique perennial and Andean vegetables: Yacon, Mashua, Oca, Cape Gooseberry (Inca berry), Tree Tomato, Rocoto Chili, Skirret, Artichoke (4 types), Asparagus, Rhubarb and more.
- Attractive edible fruiting shrubs: Chilean Guava, Pineapple Guava, Elderberry, Mora de Castilla, Maqui Berry, Red and White Currants, Jostaberry
- Cool-summer adapted fruiting trees and vines like: Hardy Kiwi, Passionfruit, Plums, Persimmons, Apples, Pears, Eversweet Pomegranate, Negronne Fig, Black Mission Fig, and Trovita Orange.
- 8 types of Strawberries, including 3 different species.
- A wide selection of Four Winds plants at affordable prices, including Dwarf Citrus and Blueberries.
- Also a wide variety of California natives (including edible natives), Mediterranean climate plants (Australia, South Africa, Chile) and unusual perennials.
Plant sale poster artwork courtesy of artist Tamar Beja. Tamar has been creating beautiful posters for our plant sales for a number of years now, and we are very grateful. Thank you, Tamar!