Tag: Flavors of Florida

Industry donors help cultivate emerging Florida crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About five years ago, University of Florida environmental horticulture assistant professor Brian Pearson started growing hops in his backyard. Finding success, he and two other UF researchers are exploring whether they can grow the crop… Read More

Partnerships are key to UF/IFAS plant-breeding success

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida citrus breeder Fred Gmitter recalls meeting Vero Beach grower Tom Hammond about 20 years ago, when Gmitter needed a place to grow hybrid citrus. Gmitter knew most growers wouldn’t experiment with “raw… Read More

Partners help produce UF/IFAS’ annual ‘Flavors of Florida’ food and drink showcase

Please see caption below story GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences thanks the many partners who are helping sponsor this year’s Flavors of Florida festivities, an annual event designed to showcase… Read More

UF/IFAS research, breeding showcased at Flavors of Florida

Cutline at bottom GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Faculty from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences produce some of the nation’s tastiest fruits and vegetables. Researchers at UF’s Plant Innovation Center breed new cultivars and conduct… Read More