97L97

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Determinate, regular leafed plants. Midseason. Orange paste fruits. High beta-carotene (vitamin A) breeding line for improving nutritional quality of processing tomatoes used for paste, juices and sauces. About 10x greater beta-carotene than normal tomatoes. Adapted for eastern and midwestern production. This line does not do as well under California growing conditions.

Seed source:

John Stommel (breeder), USDA ARS

Year grown: 2001

Location:


History

  • Breeding lines developed by the USDA ARS program (John Stommel) from L. cheesmannii.



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