Tomatoes/Peppers

It’s been a long journey for wild tomatoes

One of the best tastes of summer is a fresh, right-off-the-vine juicy tomato. Like a kid before the holidays, we wait with anticipation for that first bite of a “tomato that tastes like a tomato.”... more »

Syngenta: Yoom purple tomato attracts new customers

According to a news release, the new purple-skinned Yoom cocktail tomato is proving to be a sensational proposition and has claimed a firm place on the shelves of retailers and in the homes of consumers. Developed... more »

Phytophthora crown rot on cucurbits, peppers requires diligence

This year’s wet conditions are just what phytophthora ordered. This plant pathogen lives in the soil and survives Michigan winters. It does not move via air currents but spreads via splash of contaminated soil, surface... more »

UF/IFAS Florida Tomato Institute is Sept. 4

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is planning its Florida Tomato Institute. Following are the detais: The Ritz-Carlton 851 Gulfshore Blvd N Naples, Florida September 4, 2019 9:00 -  Welcome... more »

Cornell Extension: Late blight in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight this month was found in Pennslyvania's Erie County, which borders of Ohio to the west, New York to the east and Lake Erie to the north. Late blight is a devastating airborne disease... more »

Florida appreciates new proposal for trade of Mexican tomatoes

U.S. trade policy for fresh Mexican tomatoes is far from resolved, but Florida growers are upbeat on the latest proposal from the U.S. Commerce Department. The U.S. commerce department has a longstanding investigation into the... more »

Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count

John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS) has investigated the desirability for, and practicality of, producing snack peppers, both sweet and hot, with low seed count. His findings... more »

Mexican tomato growers submit data for antidumping investigation

Three Mexican tomato grower groups said in a July 10 press release that they recently submitted data in the renewed anti-dumping investigation. The U.S. Department of Commerce on May 7 terminated an agreement that suspended... more »


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