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Economic Botany

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 256–260 | Cite as

Caro-red, a new provitamin a rich tomato

  • M. L. Tomes
  • F. W. Quackenbush
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Abstract

The development and release of a new tomato variety which produces fruit containing approximately ten times the provitamin A content of common red tomatoes is announced. The betacarotene values for Caro-Red are within the lower ranges reported for carrots. Present consumer usage of a variety such as Caro-Red will most likely be confined to use as a garden type where additional variety and flavor are desired.

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Economic Botany Flesh Color Tomato Variety Pigment Type Flavor Evaluation 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Tomes
    • 1
  • F. W. Quackenbush
    • 1
  1. 1.Purdue University Agricultural Experiment StationLafayette

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