2022 On Demand Webinar: Tomato Terminology, Variety, & Flavor


This workshop is being offered as a recorded version of a live webinar that was offered on February 26, 2022.  The webinar is hosted on the Demio platform.  The class date of October 31 is just a place holder required by our system.  When you register, you will be able to watch the recording on demand at any time you choose!

Description:  Calling all tomato lovers, newbie growers and seasoned gardeners alike!  This fun-filled class is designed to deliver a basic foundation in tomato terminology and to help you increase the variety and flavor of this versatile summer favorite. 

We'll learn how to "talk tomato" and decipher all the lingo on tomato plant tags, which will help you select the best varieties for your individual garden site and your cooking/eating preferences, regardless of whether you start your plants from seed or you buy seedlings.   In addition to addressing tomato terminology, we'll consider such factors as growth habit, disease resistance/susceptibility, days to maturity, yield, use and flavor profile.  We'll also discuss which factors, other than variety, affect the flavor of your tomatoes, so if you've grown "okay-tasting" tomatoes and want to up your game, this is the class for you!  Note that this class will NOT cover how to plant and grow tomatoes, topics that are instead covered in our "Growing Great Tomatoes: Cultivating for Health & Productivity" webinar.

Our companion class, "Growing Great Tomatoes: Cultivating for Health & Productivity" on April 13th will take things to the next level by addressing soils, planting dates, pruning, fertilizing, proper staking/caging/trellising, and identifying and troubleshooting common tomato pests and diseases.  Together, these two webinars will get you on your way to becoming a Tomato Master!  

We are offering several in-person tomato-specific classes in 2022, as well: 

  • Tomato Planting Tips and Tricks (May 18 & 21) 
  • Tomato Trellising (June 18)
  • Tomato Pruning and Cloning (July).  Stay tuned!

NOTE:  Registered students will receive the link to the recording in the email confirmation. The presentation runs about 2 hours 10 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A session that lasted about 5 minutes.  

Instructor: Marybeth Janerich

This workshop is $25 

Discounted rates available to community gardeners with WCG or the WCG Network.

Pre-Registration is required.  

No refunds will be issued for cancellations, as the link to view the recorded class is provided as part of the email registration confirmation. 

NOTE:  We offer a limited number of reduced-tuition scholarships for low-income individuals.  If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our scholarship application before continuing the on-line registration process.