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Heirloom Tomatoes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (but almost always tasty)

A Primer on Growing Tomatoes The tomato plant is a member of Solanaceae or nightshade family. A native of Central and South America, tomatoes have expanded geographically as they are also a well suited vegetable for temperate climates…. Read More

Seed Saving Basics

Seed Saving 101 If you plan to start saving seeds, it’s best to choose open-pollinated (heirloom vegetable) varieties so the new plant will have characteristics similar to the parent plant. It is not recommended to save seeds from… Read More

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

What’s with the name? A common issue, when growing your own tomatoes in Florida, is blossom end rot (BER). With Blossom end rot, tomatoes begin to rot while still on the plant, opposite of where the stem is… Read More

Research examines efficient use of nitrogen fertilizer for tomatoes

The efficient use of fertilizer is a concern to those in and outside of agricultural production. Too much, or application at the wrong time, wastes resources for producers and can pose a risk to the environment. Researchers in… Read More

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale in Escambia County

Get a jump on growing Florida’s favorite fruit at the Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer information and demonstrations on container edibles,… Read More

Featured UF/IFAS Cultivars Released in 2019 Include Fruits, Oat and Zoysiagrass

… 2019 Plant Cultivars Showcase2019 UF/IFAS Plant Cultivar Showcasefocallength 70flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3648fnumber 4exposuretime 0.0125orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CC 2originaldate 4/7/2018 3:50:10 PMwidth 5472cameramodel Canon EOS 6D‘Collossus’ (U.S. Patent Pending) – a new blueberry variety. Developed by the… Read More