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Evaluation of tomato varieties for their use by small organic farmers in Buenos Aires, Argentina

del Pino, Mariana; Nico, Andres; Granitto, Georgina; Gamboa, Susana and Pineda, Carlos (2014) Evaluation of tomato varieties for their use by small organic farmers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 1-4. [Completed]

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A significant increase in the domestic organic market, especially in Buenos Aires city can be observed in Argentina. Horticultural products represent a large percentage of the total organic volume traded. Within these, increasingly evident interest in heritage type products, niche type or heirloom can be observed. As the development of these products is almost incipient, varieties of tomatoes were rescued to characterize its production profile for possible adoption by organic horticultural producers in the area of Buenos Aires. A greenhouse trial with 14 varieties of tomatoes was developed. They were: PeaceVein, Ildi Red and Yellow, Black Plum, Chadwick, Saint Pierre, Thessaloniki, TSW10, Platense Gentile, Money maker, Mars, Uco Plata and the hybrid Koyi (from TheRuiterSeeds) and Elpida (Syngenta). Phenological and reproductive characteristics and agronomic profile of each variety were evaluated. The results concluded that some varieties are suitable to be incorporated to the horticultural trade as a complement of organic vegetables in the Horticultural Greenbelt in Buenos Aires. The most important varieties were the Ildis ones, with attractive color and piriformis; Black Plum, an old mahogany ovate tomato variety; Chadwick, also known as very productive variety of tasty fruit. Those who need further research include tomato Platense Gentile and Uco Plata.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:tomato, horticulture, heirloom, varieties.
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Farming Systems
Crop husbandry > Greenhouses and coverings
Research affiliation:Argentina
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
Deposited By: Mariana, del Pino Mariana
ID Code:24108
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 13:42
Last Modified:31 Oct 2014 13:42
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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