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Effect of organic growing systems on sensory quality and chemical composition of tomatoes

Thybo, Anette K.; Edelenbos, Merete; Christensen, Lars P.; Sørensen, Jørn Nygaard and Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian (2006) Effect of organic growing systems on sensory quality and chemical composition of tomatoes. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 39, pp. 835-843.

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Tomato plants were grown in open beds, confined beds, or combined beds with compost based on clover grass hay, deep litter and peat. Due to only minor effects of growing systems on sensory quality and chemical composition of tomato fruits is was concluded that it is possible to produce tomato fruits in confined and combined soil bed systems without any loss in eating quality. Actually the results indicate, that a slight increase in quality of tomatoes from the confined and combined systems is obtained. The present result points to the fact that confined and combined growing systems may be new relevant commercial growing systems, in which the quality of tomatoes seems to be ensured, and in which nutrient loss and root diseases contamination can be reduced.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:tomato; growing systems; sensory quality; chemical composition; aroma components
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 1 (ORTCTOM) Organic production of cucumber and tomato
Deposited By: Sørensen, Senior Scientist Jørn Nygaard
ID Code:4657
Deposited On:31 Mar 2005
Last Modified:07 Aug 2012 07:14
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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