Tag: tomato

UF scientists work on the ‘essence’ of better-tasting tomato juice

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re yearning for a better-tasting tomato juice, University of Florida scientists are in their labs, working on satisfying your palette. Essence, usually extracted from a plant to add flavor or provide a scent, according… Read More

UF/IFAS breeder develops genetic path to tastier tomatoes

  Harry Klee Video available here: http://bit.ly/2jAXzTi GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some consumers crave tastier tomatoes than those they buy at the supermarket, so a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher led a global team… Read More

UF/IFAS receives part of $4.5 million in USDA grants for specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture on two dozen projects to strengthen markets for specialty crops in the state.

UF/IFAS study finds light can change flavor, scent volatiles in plants and fruits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s an old head-scratcher that asks whether the refrigerator light really goes out when you close the door. The answer may be about to change. Scientists have known for hundreds of years that plants respond… Read More

UF/IFAS study suggests growers should monitor for tomato thrips carefully

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — South Florida vegetable growers worried about the invasive tomato thrips should make certain they’re looking for the pest in the right places, say University of Florida researchers. Also known as common blossom thrips, the species… Read More

UF researchers uncover secret recipe from nature for a great-tasting tomato

Click here for high-resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. A team of… Read More