Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Constant Wonder

  • Jun 4, 2020 6:00 pm
  • 52:48 mins

Delicious Varieties Guest: Craig LeHoullier, author of "Epic Tomatoes; How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of all Time" Tomatoes are not limited to being big and red. Craig LeHoullier has experimented with and developed thousands of varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  Most Store-Bought Tomatoes are Actually Missing the “Flavor Gene” Present in Wild Tomatoes Guest: James Giovannoni, Molecular Biologist, USDA, and Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University There’s a rare “flavor gene” in wild tomatoes called TomLoxC that’s actually missing in most modern, domesticated tomatoes.  No wonder store-bought tomatoes are less flavorful! Can we get back the flavor gene?