Vineland’s Inside the Science: The Tomato Story

Vineland hosted the Inside the Science open house May 16 showcasing our research program Enhancing Flavour and Production Traits of Greenhouse Tomatoes.

Over 130 industry leaders and tomato enthusiasts were present at the event.

Attendees toured Vineland’s Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre and learned about:

  • Vineland’s partnership with Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) and commercial growers
  • Vineland’s tastier greenhouse tomato breeding program
  • The importance of using consumer insights to help inform breeding

Guests also enjoyed for the first time, one of Vineland’s greenhouse Tomato on the Vine (TOV) candidate varieties set for release in 2021.

By developing new varieties of TOVs, Vineland is helping enhance the competitiveness of Canadian growers in the marketplace.

Guests enjoyed one of Vineland's greenhouse TOV candidate varieties set for release in 2021
Our OGVG partners - (L to R)
Justine Taylor, PhD, Science & Government Relations Manager and Niki Bennett, Science Coordinator
(L to R) Valerio Primomo, PhD and
David Liscombe, PhD discussing Vineland's greenhouse tomato breeding program