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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Texas tomato growers slice into market with fresh fruit all fall

Tomatoes are the Type B’s of the vegetable world: Laid-back, creative, collaborative. Want a slice on a burger? Fine. Chopped into a salad? Great... more »

New chili pathogens discovered in Australia

Scientists have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chillies, raising the stakes for the country's quarantine and disease... more »

Pepper profit potential analyzed in high tunnel trials

New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels received some good news from researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural ... more »

Grant expands UNH tomato research

University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 that will substantially expand research that aims to impr... more »

New AgroFresh technology reduces transplant shock

AgroFresh Solutions has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings. LandSpri... more »

Figure 1. Internal whitening of tomato fruit found in high tunnel tomatoes this late spring.

Tomatoes see ripening problems in high tunnels

May was a very cool, cloudy and wet month, which is having all kinds of repercussions now and into the summer for field crops. Gordon Johnson and Kate... more »

Microalgae-based soil amendment now registered

Heliae Development has registered its new PhycoTerra soil amendment for use on specialty crops grown in the United States. Current registration infor... more »

Arizona farm picks millions of pounds of hot, mild varieties

Rob Knorr picks 25 million pounds of peppers annually – jalapenos, both hot and mild – at his desert farm in Maricopa, Arizona. Although it’s... more »

Diseases challenge Louisiana tomato season

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh has never seen so many different diseases of tomatoes in one season. Singh, known as the LSU AgCenter plan... more »

Scientists take different approaches to tastier tomatoes

Anyone who has ever wondered why some tomatoes can taste so bland might be interested in the work of two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist... more »


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