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Canadian research strives to leave tasteless tomatoes in the dust
"The tomato varieties available year round in any grocery store continually amaze me. We can take our pick from so many: big, medium-sized, small, a “cocktail” type, grape-shaped, the ones called “on the vine” and minis that are so symmetrically arranged in see-through clamshell packs, they look like sparkling gems on a necklace.
"Forget that anemic pink, too. They come in yummy reds, yellows, oranges, even purple and candy stripes.
"Mmm. And most of these offerings — all produced now in massive commercial greenhouses, often located here in Canada — do taste pretty good. Although I still think nothing beats the freshly-picked version, still warm from the sun, which I grow in my garden, you have to hand it to the hybridizing honchos. In the past couple of decades, they have certainly pulled off a quiet revolution in the art of tomato culture."
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