Tag Horticulture

Valuable potato specimens transferred to Wisconsin State Herbarium

November 16, 2017

A large collection of potato specimens have been transferred from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to the Wisconsin State Herbarium at UW–Madison, which has 1.3 million specimens.

Farm to Flavor dinner showcases vegetables bred for flavor

September 7, 2017

Only deep, earthy beets, rich sweet corn and bright kale were fit for the Farm to Flavor dinner, a showcase for vegetables bred specifically for intense flavor by the UW–Madison plant breeding network the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative.

Spring comes to Allen Centennial Garden

May 5, 2017

The Allen Centennial Garden is at the height of its late-spring beauty this week, as many of its flowers are blooming. The garden was dedicated …

Farming for Flavor: Seed to kitchen initiative creates more than a culinary connection

November 17, 2016

The Seed to Kitchen Initiative from the Department of Horticulture at UW–Madison brings together chefs, farmers and plant breeders to promote vegetable variety characteristics important to local food systems, such as flavor, fresh-market quality and agronomic performance on smaller-scale farms.

Plant breeders partner with chefs for tastier produce

November 15, 2016

Have you noticed that more and more restaurants are featuring great-tasting, locally sourced foods on their menus? Now, through a UW–Madison horticulture initiative called “Seed to Kitchen,” chefs on the culinary cutting edge are working with plant breeders to grow produce with specific flavor characteristics their customers will love.

UW horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

May 6, 2016

Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership.

Growth industry: New faculty member supports local produce

October 15, 2013

When Julie Dawson starts making farm visits, she may face a problem many of her fellow University of Wisconsin–Madison agricultural extension specialists don’t: battling city traffic and finding a place to park.

Curiosities: Are “baby” carrots really … baby carrots?

September 20, 2010

Sadly, not really. “There’s something very convenient about (baby carrots), and kids seem to enjoy it. It means more people eating vegetables, and I …