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Tomato juice with UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem pleases palates

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

New UF/IFAS website helps consumers understand importance of plant breeding program

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

Scientists to study crippling tomato disease to lay groundwork for prevention

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

Eating from Backyard Gardens in South Florida

The pandemic of 2020 has many families faced with job loss, reduced income, and tight budgets leading to limited food options. Food donation lines are long. Many are in need. Farmers are making local produce available directly to… 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

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