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Rediscovering the Jersey Tomato Project

People are passionate about tomato flavor. Especially New Jerseyans. They remember it when it was good. They long for it when it's gone. The Rutgers NJAES Rediscovering the Jersey Tomato project is researching several facets of what makes a tomato tasty. And we're trying to do something about it - bringing back long lost favorite tomato varieties, conducting tomato tastings, communicating with gardeners and farmers on growing delicious tomatoes. Below are some food for thought articles on that thing we all long for...a tasty, tangy Jersey Tomato.

Attack of the Killer Tomato NorthJersey.com, March 2010

In Search of the Jersey Tomato Edible Jersey magazine, Summer 2009

2008 Gardener Survey Results See the results from our online survey of over 1200 gardeners growing Ramapo tomatoes

Can Soil Fertility Affect Tomato Flavor? (56k PDF)

Soil, Salt and Tomato Taste (56k PDF)

Where has all the (tomato) flavor gone...long time passing? (470k PDF)

In Search of the Real Jersey Tomato, Part I (202k PDF)

In Search of the Real Jersey Tomato, Part II (183k PDF)

Rediscovering the Jersey Tomato: Tomato Tastings (2008); Rutgers and Ramapo Tomatoes (458k PF)

Ramapo Tomatoes Back by Popular Demand

Real Jersey tomato makes triumphant return

Something to Chew on: A Tomato Refound (radio broadcast NPR)