I hope all will have a lovely weekend….looks like we may have more rain….it is Spring in the South…..rain and mosquitoes….and we Southerners try to grow tomatoes on our back porches…..we love a good ripe tomato…..makes a great sandwich.
Nothing taste better than a fresh tomato….if you agree with that then you will be growing your own….because those that we buy these days have NO taste at all….plus they have shelf life of a month…..maybe longer……
But why is this?
Have you ever eaten a perfectly ripe tomato and wondered why you even bother? Tomatoes are a staple in sandwiches and salads, and you can throw them into just about any dish and come up with something edible. Tomato flavor, however, has apparently been going downhill for a while now, and scientists think they know why.
In a new study published in Nature Genetics, researchers including those from the Agricultural Research Service and the Boyce Thompson Institute have mapped the genome of the modern cultivated tomato as well as tomatoes that still grow in the wild. The team marked thousands of genes that were previously unknown, comparing the genomes of cultivated tomatoes with their wild relatives, and made more than a few interesting discoveries.