UF/IFAS Researchers Close In on a Tastier Tomato (AG Net)

UF/IFAS Researchers Close In on a Tastier Tomato

In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed Tasti-Lee™ tomato – and it will feature improved flavor and aroma.

“Modern tomato cultivars typically have poor flavor as compared to heirloom (older) varieties, but breeding for tomato flavor is difficult due to the complexity of the flavor trait,” said Denise Tieman, a research assistant professor of horticultural sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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