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OUTDOORS For the Capital City Weekly A recent discovery holding significant implications for the tomato industry may help plant breeders put the vintage flavor and quality of tasty heirloom tomatoes back into those insipid varieties we often find on our grocery store shelves. University of California, Davis plant scientists, studying genes that influence fruit development and ripening in tomatoes, had been looking for transcription factors, which affect fruit color and quality.

Green Thumb: Taking control of tomato flavor

Italian heirloom tomatoes started last March under lights indoors have been ripening in Carla's enclosed porch since mid-July with added heat from the woodstove and a fairly sunny summer.
Photo By Carla Petersen
Italian heirloom tomatoes started last March under lights indoors have been ripening in Carla's enclosed porch since mid-July with added heat from the woodstove and a fairly sunny summer.
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