Author Topic: Tomato Fruit Traits and Unusual or Unexpected Outcomes of Crosses  (Read 135 times)

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https://frogsleapfarm.blogspot.com/2014/04/genetic-control-of-fruit-color-in.html?m=1

Note: modified link above to be from frogsleap farm as is the original author.

This is a lovely article.

I certainly find some mysterious things in my garden. I love collecting the spectacular varieties that breeders like Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms in California and Lee Goodwin of J & L Gardens in New Mexico come up with. Then I do a lot of uncontrolled crosses with the exserted stigma varieties and I grow out a lot of plants of Joseph Lofthouse's promiscuous tomato project. Which can lead to some of these sorts of things popping up in the F2 and subsequent generations.

A few traits I've found in my garden sometimes unexpectedly:

A chocolate red form of XL in the promiscuous project

A pale yellow very mild tomato

Stripes- from Amurski Tigr

Gold Flecks- one possible source is the tomato Joseph calls Brad another is Dark Galaxy but they seem to pop up fairly frequently and sometimes unexpectedly.

I found a bicolor tomato in the promiscuous project this year I have been calling "Salmon" colored. It was notable in that it had no off notes in the flavor but also was likely able to self pollinate but does have an exserted stigma.

Anyway, it is fun to see these things pop up and interesting to see this article about these sorts of phenomenon.
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URL of the original blog from the breeder : https://frogsleapfarm.blogspot.com/2014/04/genetic-control-of-fruit-color-in.html

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Frogsleap-Farm-252266034621/

He also post in the Tomato Breeders FB group. He's doing extensive marker selection and should commercialize some cultivars soon that would be very good to work with.

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