With the use of modern varieties, farmers lost the capacity to produce their seeds on-farm. However, in organic farming, the choice of the right varieties, often traditional and local ones, and the production of seeds when they are not available is key to facilitate tomato crop management. However, producing tomato seeds can be a difficult issue that requires effort.
The tool explains the specific needs of the tomato crop in terms of seed conservation, seed production and traditional varieties in Italy.
This tool focuses on the tomato crop. It provides information on the plant physiology, the traditional varieties available in Italy as well as the seed production, conservation and selection.