chapter  11
Developing tomato varieties with improved flavour
ByM. Causse, E. Albert and C. Sauvage, INRA, France
Pages 32

Today, tomato flavour is a key issue for tomato breeders. Over the last century, tomato breeders have improved tomato yield and yield stability and have adapted to diverse growth conditions. They have also introgressed many disease resistance genes from wild tomato relatives. Fruit quality has been improved mainly in the areas of shelf life, fruit homogeneity, shape and colour. However, consumers have frequently complained about tomato flavour over many years.