For several years the Bradford Research Center has hosted the popular Tomato Festival. Each year we grow more than 100 different kinds of tomatoes, including popular garden types and the old varieties that our grandparents grew (heirlooms). We also have a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. Bradford grows a wide assortment of more than 60 types of peppers that range from the mild bell peppers to the flaming hot habaneros.
In early September of each year we invite the public out to sample the different tomatoes. Several different restaurants, including Campus Dining, bring a taste of their salsas made from the different tomatoes and peppers. Participants enjoy talks given by MU faculty on tomato and pepper culture, including staking and mulching.
Call Thresa Chism or Tim Reinbott at 573-884-7945 for more information.
This event is open and free to the public.