Tomatoes/Peppers

Gardeners can help UF breeders grow better tomatoes

Normally, University of Florida scientists such as Harry Klee gauge the taste and aroma of their new tomatoes by letting volunteers test them at the UF Sensory Lab in Gainesville. But now, people from across... more »

Fight against tomato virus shows promise

When tomato brown rugose fruit virus, or ToBRFV, was first discovered in 2014 in Israel, little was known about the disease itself, and technologies for fighting the disorder were limited. Today, even as the virus... more »

Stats bulletin: New Mexico is No. 1 nationally in chile production

Have you ever wondered how many acres of chile are grown in New Mexico? Are you curious about where New Mexico pecan production ranks nationally? Do you want to become more educated about New Mexico... more »

Ark Foods debuts new purple bell pepper grown ‘at scale’

Brooklyn, New York-based Ark Foods says its new, purple-colored varietal will challenge what grocery shoppers think of when they hear of “bell peppers.” The new pepper variety was grown originally for Whole Foods Market Florida,... more »

New online decision tool supports Midwest specialty crop producers

Sam Wortman, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Ali Loker, Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, have launched a new decision support tool for specialty crop producers and gardeners: the Vegetable Variety Navigator.... more »

Heat brings out antioxidants, increases red in tomatoes

Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato, University of Florida researchers say. Furthermore, when you buy a tomato, it will be about as red as it can be, thanks to the... more »

NMSU receives $450,000 grant for pepper production research

A research team from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University is working in partnership with colleagues from Texas A&M AgriLife Research to study issues affecting pepper production in... more »

Popular Kentucky tomato growers receive 2020 Bill Best Award

Central Kentucky growers, Mark and Velvet Henkle of Henkle’s Herbs and Heirlooms, will receive the 2020 Bill Best Award for Food and Farm Stewards from the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Food Connection at 10 a.m.... more »


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