New tomato varieties in pipeline

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
March 2004
Southeast Farm Press;3/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p27
Trade Publication
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.


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