'Ground Jewel' and 'Ground Dew': Two tomato breeding lines for growers in the northern and short-season locations

Ryan Murphy, Duane McDowell, Changbin Chen

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021

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Received for publication 13 Nov. 2020. Accepted for publication 14 Dec. 2020. Published online 14 January 2021. The University of Minnesota tomato breeding program is sponsored by the Minnesota Agricultural Experimental Station (AES 00021031, AES 0002095), Minnesota Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, and by gift funds from the Fink family. We thank Judith Lacy for her name suggestion of ‘Ground Jewel’. During the past 10 years of selection, many students, visiting scholars, and volunteers have been working on this project, especially Ben Fink, Bo Dai, Kenneth Jombwe, Eric Berry, John Hiebel, Tao Li, Noah Reimer, Anthony Harris, Marshall Thomas, Aidan Shaugh-essy, John Romens, Thomas Lake, Noah Hen-dricks, Clemon Dabney, Vincenzo Averello, Penny Kianian, and Shahzad Shah. We are also grateful for the support from local farms and gardens, especially Donny Sparks and his Green Barn Farm, and Randall Hagen and his Hagen specialty growers. We thank the reviewers for their valuable comments that improved the manuscript. Current address for C.C.: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, 427 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 C.C. is the corresponding author. E-mail: changbin. chen@asu.edu. This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons. org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).


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