Normally, University of Florida scientists such as Harry Klee gauge the taste and aroma of their new tomatoes by letting volunteers test them at the UF Sensory Lab in Gainesville. But now, people from across the globe who… Read More
As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm. I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course the horn! Full… Read More
Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato, University of Florida researchers say. Furthermore, when you buy a tomato, it will be about as red as it can be, thanks to the UF/IFAS methods deployed… Read More
Florida-grown tomatoes – particularly the UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem – pack a tasty punch for tomato juice, new University of Florida research shows. By and large, the biggest market for Florida tomatoes remains food services. They’re not generally harvested… Read More
Peruse the produce section of a grocery store and you can find citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sugarcane, corn and lettuce developed by UF/IFAS researchers. Go to a business that sells plants, and you’ll see lantanas, coleuses, caladiums and… Read More
A destructive disease known as bacterial spot can ruin tomatoes anywhere it strikes. That’s why University of Florida scientists want to understand how the pathogen that causes the disease spreads and evolves on farms. A couple of quick… Read More
Many gardeners enjoy saving their own seeds for next year’s garden. Learn the basic steps of saving seeds from your favorite tomato selections with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County. View the handout version too.
What are we looking for? Hornworms can consume large portions of your tomato plants overnight, we are more likely to find tobacco hornworms manduca sexta since they are more prevalent in the Gulf Coast States. The tomato hornworm,… Read More
Many summer garden edibles need insects in order to pollinate flowers. Learn about a few flowering plants to add to your garden to attract pollinators In the Backyard Garden with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.