Tomatoes/Peppers

Membership on the Florida Tomato Committee reapportioned by USDA

On Oct. 15 the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a final rule that reapportions membership on the Florida Tomato Committee under the federal marketing order for Tomatoes Grown in Florida. This action changes the number... more »

Nature Fresh Farms rebrands produce-growing greenhouses

Nature Fresh Farms, a large independent greenhouse produce growers in North America, recently rebranded the company with an identity that embraces its growth and innovation. The Leamington, Ontario-based farm operation – which specializes in peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes,... more »

New gene could help improve tomato flavor and shelf life

Buying tomatoes and other fruits in the grocery store is always a gamble because, however good they look, they are often firm but lack flavor. A group of plant scientists has discovered a gene that... more »

Top Seeds International launches Fanello, its first mini-plum tomato

The Italian division of Top Seeds International, the global vegetable seed company that specializes in the development, production and distribution of innovative, high-quality hybrid varieties, is launching on the market its first mini-plum tomato, Fanello,... more »

Student plant breeders tweak new variety of jalapeno popper pepper

Student plant breeders at UC Davis are getting closer to releasing a new variety of jalapeño pepper designed to elevate a popular appetizer dish. Nearly 10 years ago, students launched a project to breed a... more »

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

The quest for a better container has led northern Kentucky grower Linda Fritz to design a series of cardboard packages that ship flat to growers and can be easily composted or recycled. Her own farm,... more »

Houston, we have a pepper

Recently, the four chile pepper plants growing aboard the International Space Station in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) bore fruit – several peppers, in fact. Peppers developed from flowers that bloomed in the Advanced Plant Habitat on the... more »

Protocols set to fight disease, including bacterial wilt of tomato, eggplant

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced Sept. 27 that it will conduct annual certification visits in peak harvesting time to offshore facilities that wish to ship geranium (Pelargonium spp.) cuttings to the United States... more »

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