Building a Better Tomato:
The Quest to Perfect "The Scandalous Fruit"

Jeff Klinkenberg


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Tomatoes are a $2-billion industry in the United States. The commercially grown varieties are intended to ship well and have a long shelf life, but how do they actually taste?


In the search for a superior alternative to bland and mealy grocery-store tomatoes, horticultural scientist Harry Klee and renowned taste researcher Linda Bartoshuk teamed up and embarked on a mission to find a specimen that will have you thinking you just picked it in your own back yard.

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