Vegetable seed breeders have a tough job. Why? Well, for starters it takes a long time to get a variety to market — sometimes more than 10 years. They have to look into their crystal balls to know what to develop for production several years down the road.
Plus, they have to keep both the grower and the consumer in mind when developing varieties. We asked several seed breeders questions about their jobs, the breeding process, and the next big developments that you will see more on in future issues and on GrowingProduce.com.
Here we are focusing on some of the recent varieties breeders have developed that cater to growers’ needs while focusing on consumer qualities that will keep people coming back for more. Check out what several breeders had to say.