Tomato Lingo Glossary

Here are the definitions of terms that we found interesting or get asked about regularly. If you have suggestions of something that should be added please shoot us an email. We hope you find this page helpful. ENJOY!

Anthocyanin- Most commonly found in blueberries, blackberries, and red cabbage. It has been found effective in helping the body fight against diabetes, cancer, inflammation, and obesity as well as preventing cardiovascular diseases. In these blue tomatoes, the pigment is darkest where the skin is exposed to the most sunlight and the dark color is only skin-deep so don’t peel them; the inside of the tomato is still red. We report that enrichment of anthocyanin, a natural pigment, in tomatoes can significantly extend shelf life. Processes late in ripening are suppressed by anthocyanin accumulation, and susceptibility to Botrytis Cinerea, one of the most important postharvest pathogens, is reduced in purple tomato fruit. 

 

Botrytis Cinerea- 

Botrytis, or gray mold, caused by the fungus, Botrytis Cinerea, can cause significant losses in high tunnel and greenhouse tomato production if not controlled properly. This means that any dying or dead tissue on tomato plants (or any other plant in the structure) can easily become infected.

 

Here are the definitions of terms that we found interesting or get asked about regularly. If you have suggestions of something that should be added please shoot us an email. We hope you find this page helpful. ENJOY!

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