Tomatoes/Peppers

‘Luck,’ patience yield new Pueblo chile variety

A new variety of Pueblo Mirasol chile pepper with fleshier fruit for grilling has been developed in Colorado, where it’s growing in popularity. Michael Bartolo, a researcher with the Colorado Fru... more

Florida family farm innovates to stay competitive

Family involvement has helped McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, one of Florida’s longest-running tomato growing and packing operations, remain competitive ... more

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WVU announces the names of two new tomato varieties

From a pool of more than 100 submissions, there was not just one, but two names, that rose to the top of the list for the new tomato varieties creat... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have he... more »

Rain check in tomatoes requires growers’ attention

This has been a very wet period for most of us in the Mid-Atlantic. Some fields have received repeated downpours of rain and have standing water... more »

Scientists breed better fresh market tomatoes

With some 700 varieties grown around the world, tomatoes come in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. To take advantage of that variety, tw... more »

Registration open for first Missouri Tomato Conference

The inaugural Missouri Tomato Conference will be held Aug. 14-15 to teach growers and serious hobbyists more about Missouri’s to... more »

AppHarvest selects SUNSET to regnite Coal Country

Jonathan Webb’s vision of bringing a renewed economic boom to the Appalachians looks to be bright. Wisely he has brought in the industry pioneer and... more »

Large New Hampshire greenhouse operation gets USDA loan

  A business that wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in New Hampshire's North Country to get tomatoes and salad greens more quickly t... more »

McClure Farms Tackles Challenges of Growing Tomatoes

D.C. McClure, owner of McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, talks about the challenges of growing tomatoes and navigating government regulation. ... watch »

Florida family farm innovates to stay competitive

Family involvement has helped McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, one of Florida’s longest-running tomato growing and packing operations, remain co... more »

Florida scientists surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way ... more »


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