STEPHEN BRUEGGERHOFF: Home Grown Tomato Research

Tomatoes from the Tomato Trails project conducted by Brazoria County Master Gardeners were rated for taste, hardiness and other factors.

Howdy, fellow gardeners! The time is ripe for harvesting tomatoes, and I am pleased to share with you results of a tomato demonstration project committed and tended by yours truly and Brazoria County Master Gardeners.

Before I get into the meat of this article, I encourage readers to improve personal eating habits by consuming tomatoes. Referencing Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Path to Plate initiative, tomatoes are fat-free, low in sodium, are a good source of vitamins A and C, and can provide 15 percent value of daily recommended vitamin C.

Stephen Brueggerhoff is a horticulture county agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Brazoria County. Contact him at 979-864-1558 or sbrueggerhoff@tamu.edu.

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