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The first revision of the Handling Florida Vegetable Series, “Round and Roma Tomato Types” was just released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VH079). This completely new bulletin was written by Steve Sargent, Jeff Brecht and Teresa Olczyk and features the latest information from our studies with these tomato types, describing in detail handling procedures from harvest through shipping to ensure the highest quality. Important topics covered include: varieties, harvest maturity, dump tank management, grading, gas room management, temperature management, and shipping