Pushing the bounds on tomato taste, nutrition, and yield. The main focus of this effort is to optimize the soil with minerals and biology to create a highly nutrient rich environment. The quality and nutrition of any fruit or vegetable is directly related to the minerals available as the plant is growing.


Teaching by Jon Frank
Brix testing and taste testing
Tour of the plot

8 rows with different fertility combinations
3 rows utilizing the Ellen White Tree Planting Method
51 different varieties - 38 heirloom, 12 hybrid, 1 "Heirloom in the making"
Nutrient testing to show which methods and varieties pick up the most minerals

See how we are utilizing tensiometers and liquid nutrient injectors to optimize water distribution and maintain soil conductivity.

We intend to show how to increase the fruit density in a fixed space utilizing a new and extreme HORIZONTAL trellising system! Valuable to greenhouse growers or home gardeners with limited space.

Come join us for an exciting day of teaching, great food, fresh tomato tasting and an onsite tour of the Tomato Project!

August 7, 2017 - Monday from 10 am - 2 pm

Plato Community Hall
20 1st Ave NE
Plato, MN 55370

Registration is $45/person


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717 Morningside Dr
Glencoe, MN 55336-3311
1 800-536-1211

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