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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Growth suppression for prolonged marketability of tomato transplants

Vegetable transplants grown in commercial high-density trays can quickly outgrow the optimal size for shipping and transplanting, limiting transplant ... more »

Different aspects of DNA demethylation involved in tomato ripening process

Using advanced gene-editing technology, a team of scientists found that DNA demethylation is required for the tomato ripening process through both act... more »

Louisiana greenhouse tomatoes are under attack

Tomato russet mite and tomato yellow leaf curl are attacking greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Louisiana. Tomato russet mites have cigar-shaped bodies w... more »

NatureFresh Farms launches OntarioRed tomato program

NatureFresh Farms is expanding its locally grown tomato program with the launch of OntarioRed Tomatoes. The OntarioRed Tomato Program consists of T... more »

Baloian Farms adds organic offerings to California program

Baloian Farms, a year-round supplier of peppers and mixed vegetables, is introducing organic green beans, green peppers and soft squash to its Califor... more »

Costs, returns of producing transplanted processing tomatoes

The University of California (UC) Agricultural Issues Center has released an updated study on the costs and returns of producing transplanted processi... more »

NatureFresh Farms builds new distribution center

NatureFresh Farms has broken ground on a new 106,000-square-foot distribution center in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Set to be located next to Natur... more »

WG, New Mexico Chile Association form partnership

The New Mexico Chile Association (NMCA) and Western Growers (WG) have established a strategic collaboration between their respective associations. The... more »

Veg-Fresh Farms tomatoes earn Rainforest Alliance Certification

Good Life Organic tomatoes from Veg-Fresh Farms have recently achieved Rainforest Alliance certification. "The audit process our growing partners w... more »

Houweling’s adds three new tomato packs

Houweling’s Tomatoes has added three new tomato packs as part of its premium Signature Selection line. The newly introduced snack packs, as describe... more »


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