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Match Tomato Variety with Growing Conditions

When making a tomato variety selection, it is important to match the varietal characteristics with the growing conditions, since such matching will result in the best outcome in terms of fruit yield and quality. For example, an early variety selection may be tempting in order to obtain harvestable fruit early...
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Matching Light Characteritcs and Variety

Growing tomatoes under generated light or supplemental lighting in a greenhouse? What are the light intensity and spectrum characteristics of the lights being used? You need to know if the cost for generating that light is going to be recovered by increased yield of high quality fruit. Remember that tomato...
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Tomato Plant Genetic Bio-Instability

A grower may not be aware that the tomato variety he is growing may lack genetic bio-stability, therefore individual plants may exhibit different characteristics among the same genetic population that is exhibited as varying plant characteristics, and fruit yield and quality. There may be individuals in the same population that...
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Looking for a flavorful tomato fruit

One of the major fruit disorders is “green shoulders,” a characteristic that is both genetic in origin as well as due to exposure of the fruit to full sunlight before reaching harvest maturity. The green shoulder gives the appearance that the fruit is not fully ripe. But, it has been...
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