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Maintaining Tomato Health After Harvest

October 2016

By Jerry A. Bartz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Postharvest Pathologist
University of Florida

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Summary: This report will cover most issues concerning protecting the health of field-grown tomatoes with emphasis on production in areas featuring periods of humidity and rainfall especially during harvest. Issues concerning field chilling (plant exposure to temperatures below ca. 12 C) and periodic wet fields are included. Packing, shipping and marketing are discussed along with tips for consumer handling.

After viewing this presentation, consultants, county agents, growers, packers, marketers and consumers, should gain an overview of factors involved in placing a quality, wholesome and healthy tomato on a table ready for consumption.

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