Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354


Christine Coker

Christine Coker
Coastal Research and Extension Center,
1815 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39532

  • Research Article
    Grape Tomatoes as a Potential Crop for Growers and Consumers in the Southeastern United States
    Author(s): Christine Coker, Mike Ely and Patti CogginsChristine Coker, Mike Ely and Patti Coggins

    Grape tomatoes have become popular additions to the produce offerings at supermarkets across the country. These tomatoes are smaller in size than cherry tomatoes making them desirable for salads and snacking. Several varieties are now available from many seed sources. Sixteen varieties were evaluated at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Beaumont, MS in the summers of 2002 and 2003. Samples of 11 varieties were sent to the Garrison Sensory Evaluation Laboratory evaluation for by panelists in 2003. An expert panel was conducted evaluating the reactions of respondents. All panelists were instructed to taste and evaluate the attributes of appearance, shape, size, color, gloss-shininess, translucency, stem, stem appearance, aroma, descriptor terms of aroma, general tomato aroma, hand/texture/firmness, mouth/bite/skin penetration, skin chewability, firmness of flesh, mealiness, juiciness, .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0354.1000225

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