Next SOL Seminar Online will be presented by Joseph Jacobs & Flavio Ramos on Mejoramiento del tomatillo, Physalis philadelphica en el siglo 21 at HMClauase: A breeding program rooted in place, focused on bringing value, and linking new technology to deep agronomic practice
Abstract. For more than a decade we at HMClause have bred tomatillos targeting the Mexican market. Traditionally, tomatillo improvement has been done with bulk breeding approaches due to the presence of incompatibility in criollo, land based populations. Early on in our selection process we identified self-compatible variants with which to build new breeding populations. As breeders we focus on traits that bring value to our customers from growers, to the processors to the people that buy their tomatillos at Centros de Abastos to make their salsa de tomate. We try to harmonize market needs with our love of tomatillo and the essential place it has in the Mexican culinary palette. Join us to learn more about the importance of tomatillos in Mexico and how HMClause uses a regionally based approach linked to global technical support to bring new tomatillo varieties (even ideotypes) to the Mexican market space.
When? Friday 11th December 3 pm (GMT+1)
The zoom link to join the meeting is https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/94333146166 Meeting ID: 943 3314 6166, password: Solanaceae
To watch their talk again: https://youtu.be/6uoiRJF3wu4