Tomato


Extending the Growing Season

South Farm, Jefferson Farm and Garden adding high tunnels

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers are no stranger to high tunnels, also known as hoop houses. High tunnels are unheated greenhouses designed to extend the growing season for landowners and maximize their profits. They come in a variety of sizes, with a focus on aiding fruit and vegetable crop production in a way that is…

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A Staple Event

More than 1,000 people attend 12th annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival

The Tomato Festival has been a staple at the Bradford Research Center for the past 11 years. This year’s event was no different. More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed a beautiful day of tasting tomatoes and peppers during the 12th annual Tomato Festival on Thursday, Sept. 1. “It was wonderful to have so many members of our local community out enjoying the tomatoes and peppers,” Bradford…

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Twelve Years of Tomatoes

The Tomato Festival at the Bradford Research Center is back for its 12th year. This year’s event will offer more varieties of tomatoes and peppers than ever before. About 250 varieties of tomatoes and 160 varieties of peppers will be available for attendees to taste during the festival, which will run from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. The Bradford Research Center will host its 12th…

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A Tomatoey Tradition

Tomatoes comes in all shapes and sizes. They also come in all types of colors, such as red, pink, blue, green – even black. The Bradford Research Center has been studying tomatoes for more than a decade and has hosted 11 Tomato Festivals. Bradford started with just 25 varieties in 2005 – and planted 220 varieties this year. Tim Reinbott answers questions about the 2015 Tomato…

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A Tasty Treat

The 11th annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival is set for Sept. 3

The 11th annual Tomato Festival at the Bradford Research Center will have something fun for the entire family. The Tomato Festival will run from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 and will include numerous activities for anyone in attendance. The event is free and open to the public. “This has always been a really fun event,” Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott said. “We’ve had more than 1,000…

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Give It a Try

Results from MU taste tests help growers pick out crop varieties

More than 1,000 people attended the 10th Annual Bradford Tomato Festival in September. Results from … Expand ▸More than 1,000 people attended the 10th Annual Bradford Tomato Festival in September. Results from the taste-testing event is now posted on the center’s website. It’s that most wonderful time of the year again. The time when growers start selecting…

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A Decade of Tomatoes

Tenth annual Tomato Festival at Bradford Research Center to be held Sept. 4

For the 10th year, Bradford Research Center will welcome guests to try more than 250 different types … Expand ▸For the 10th year, Bradford Research Center will welcome guests to try more than 250 different types of tomatoes and peppers at the annual Tomato Festival on Sept. 4. Ten years ago Tim Reinbott and fellow researchers at Bradford Research Center were looking…

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A Taste for Tomatoes

Annual festival draws more than 400

Hundreds of mid-Missourians sampled salsas, tasted and ranked more than 200 tomatoes, tomatillos and peppers and learned how to grow their favorite varieties at Bradford Research Center’s annual tomato festival Thursday evening. Fred Vasey of Harrisburg, Mo. strolled through Bradford’s tomato and pepper patch, where Jim Quinn, regional horticultural specialist for MU Extension, answered…

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