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Campbell Soup's tomato breeding program article
« on: 2022-01-15, 12:55:54 PM »

Just saw a link to this on Facebook.

Joseph crossed a tomato to a Campbell's tomato bred for his area with Jagodka link above. He ultimately named his Hamsonita. Article about the original tomato below:

Article interestingly says that direct seeding in California made transplant production in Utah uncompetitive for canning. Given my experience with direct seeding in Montana I wonder if it might be possible in more places to direct seed for canning tomatoes.

Not Campbell's Heinz but the local seed company here Triple Divide has a tomato presumably bred for ketchup production.
« Last Edit: 2022-01-15, 04:32:50 PM by William S. »
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