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UF study shows why ‘aromatic’ blueberries taste better

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August 3, 2022

They may be called “aromatic” blueberries, but they don’t just smell nice -- they taste good. University of Florida scientists now know why: These fruits contain just the right genetic combination to produce the chemistry required for ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aroma, Charles Sims, Consumers, Flavor, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Horticultural Sciences, Patricio Munoz, Plant Breeding, Taste, Terpene, UF Sensory Laboratory, Volatiles

Florida blueberry season: Top-notch fruit, tools and knowledge from UF/IFAS research

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March 30, 2022

March brings the start of Florida’s blueberry production, harvest and shipping season. The state’s blueberry industry has grown rapidly in the past 20 years. Today, Florida farmers grow more than 5,200 acres of blueberries, producing about ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: 'Arcadia', 'Sentinel', Blueberries, Blueberry Growers Guide App, Blueberry Season, Breeding, Cultivars, Doug Phillips, Horticultural Sciences, Patricio Munoz, Production

UF/IFAS researchers creating an ‘Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur’

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February 7, 2022

Can a computer “taste” a tomato or a blueberry? Well, not exactly, but it can tell scientists which volatiles in these fruits make them taste good, say University of Florida researchers. UF/IFAS breeder and geneticist Marcio Resende wants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Blueberries, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Marcio Resende, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Taste Panels, Tomatoes, UF Sensory Lab

Sensory lab helps UF/IFAS breeders know which fruits, veggies taste, smell best


October 29, 2020

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry, said its breeder, Patricio ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Charles Sims, Food, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Fruit, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Testing, UF Sensory Lab

New blueberry variety honors benefactor and UF alumnus Alto Straughn


October 29, 2020

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a watcher ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: 'Sentinel', Alto Straughn, Blueberry, Cultivar, Horticultural Sciences, Market, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste

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