Tomato variety trials

Tomato taste test at Twilight Meeting

Tomato taste test at URI’s Twilight Meeting

13 tomato varieties were tested during the 2013 growing season. The trials were conducted at four Rhode Island farms and funded through a 1-year $15,000 Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Partnership Grant titled “Realizing the potential of high tunnel tomato production and income in southern New England.”

Learn which varieties were most successful here.
Photo by Heather Faubert.


About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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3 Responses to Tomato variety trials

  1. viveroselarbol5 says:

    Thank you for the information. Where can I get some of your tomato seeds for Mexico city?
    Regards, Ricardo Alvarez.

    Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:51:57 +0000 To:

  2. Andy Radin says:

    Ricardo- all of these varieties came from Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Maine. I would suggest looking for seed closer to home.

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