TITLE

New tomato varieties in pipeline

AUTHOR(S)
Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;3/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the new tomato varieties in pipeline from North Carolina University's breeding program at the Mountain Research and Extension Center in Fletcher. Development of a latest variety, Mountain Crest, that has an extended shelf life, a ripening inhibitor gene and an improved color and flavor over the other releases; Availability of the variety to the growers through Sun Seeds in 2004; Highlights of the performance of the Plum Crimson in plum tomato category; Efforts to introduce the Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus resistant gene in the current varieties by the plant breeder, Randy Gardener; Increase in the importance of the Grape tomatoes with good foliar disease resistance in North Carolina.
ACCESSION #
12480003

 

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