St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
October 26, 2012
Developing tomato traits for yield, shipping ability, and disease resistance are all important to the tomato industry. But what about flavor?
In the latest Focus on Tomato webcast, titled “Factors for Developing Tomato Varieties with Improved Flavor”, Dr. John (Jay) Scott at the University of Florida, helps individuals in the tomato industry better understand the components of tomato flavor along with some of the major constraints to improving these in different types of tomatoes.
Dr. Scott pulls from his experience with the Tasti-Lee (tm) variety to illustrate some major characteristics that are required for commercial production of a labeled tomato variety with improved flavor. He also talks about the difficulties in making further flavor improvement in this variety.
This presentation is open access through February 28, 2013.
View PMN’s full collection Tomato webcasts in the Focus on Tomato resource.
Focus on Tomato is a publication of the Plant Management Network (PMN), a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through applied, science-based resources. PMN is jointly managed by the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society, and Crop Science Society of America.