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By Carol OMeara
Colorado State University Extension, Boulder County 

Tomato taste finding a way back into love apples


September 4, 2019

Photo by Ann Whitehill Flavorful tomatoes are making a comeback, after years of growers selecting for size, yield, pest resistance, and other considerations.

Have you experienced the unbearable sadness of a lackluster tomato? Standing in front of the tables piled high with perfect, red, round fruit, we convince ourselves that we know how to pick one that will be a tasty prize on our salad. Sadly, finding a commercially grown tomato with moan-worthy flavor is like finding a needle in a haystack.

“Tomato is a particularly complicated flavor; there are many genes producing many different flavors. But it’s also a product of the environment, soil, and tomato quality. And it’s highly subjective to ea...

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