Monday, February 6, 2023
HomeOrganic FarmingBreeding disease-resistant heirloom-quality tomatoes - Natural Farming Analysis Basis

Breeding disease-resistant heirloom-quality tomatoes – Natural Farming Analysis Basis


Carol Deppe, Proprietor Fertile Valley Seeds

The item of this undertaking is to breed disease-resistant heirloom-quality tomatoes, particularly these immune to late blight and quite a lot of different ailments. I’ve already crossed ten premiere heirloom tomato varieties—full-size purple, pink, black, orange, and paste varieties—to the hybrid ‘Iron Woman’, which is immune to late blight and quite a lot of different related ailments. And I’ve developed the second-generation (F2) populations from every of those ten crosses. This 12 months, the grant 12 months, I’ll use marker assisted choice to determine a lot of the illness resistance genes in every transplant earlier than transplanting them to the sector. (This includes taking a pattern of leaf from every transplant and sending the samples to a laboratory that may determine the genes in every pattern.) This manner I’ll be capable of plant solely the transplants which have the fascinating illness resistance genes. I’ll consider vegetation within the subject primarily based upon plant kind and vigor, maturity, fruit colour, form and taste. I’ll derive quite a lot of plenty of seed from every cross. These plenty of seed might be distributed far and vast to permit natural farmers and gardeners to simply develop their very own heirloom-quality tomato varieties with resistance to fashionable illness. Lots of the plenty of seed will already be pure-breeding for late blight resistance, so breeders working with it won’t want to pick for late blight resistance. (You would possibly or won’t have it in your subject any given 12 months.)

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments