Heirlooms and Imposters - The Fight Between Flavor and Fruition
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Delaware Valley University Life of Science Building
700 East Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901
Event Type: Lecture
Love to grow tomatoes? Our next lecture is all about the tomato. Bob Blew will be talking about popular heirloom tomatoes - what makes them "heirloom" and why they are prized by gardeners. In conjunction, he will bring up newer varieties that are attempting to capture the flavor/allure of these older selections. Between the two lies a battle among purists and breeders - and the lines could not be more grey!
Bob is the vice president and head of product development at Centerton Nursery, a wholesale container producer located in Bridgeton, NJ. Founded by his grandfather in 1974, Bob is part of the third generation of Blews operating the farm. Centerton provides top quality plants throughout the eastern US strictly to the independent market. Everything they ship is branded, with most of it falling under their house brands such as BlewLabel Perennials and Shrubs, Trophytaker Daylilies, and Hasslefree Roses.
This talk is Co-sponsored by Bucks Beautiful, Feeney's Wholesale Nursery
Sponsored By Henry Schmieder Arboretum of Delaware Valley University
Member Price: free
Phone: (215) 489-2283