Tomatoes/Peppers

NatureSweet Tomatoes cited for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

Equitable Food Initiative announced Nov. 1 that EFI-certified NatureSweet Tomatoes has earned a Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility thanks to leadership efforts during the pandemic. NatureSweet was proactive in its daily health... more »

Pioneer NMSU horticulturist inducted into national ag hall of fame

After a two-year delay, Fabián García, a Mexican immigrant whose research at New Mexico State University helped influence agriculture nationwide, was inducted into the National Agricultural Center’s Hall of Fame in Kansas on Oct. 23,... more »

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 »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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