Recent Changes for "Square Tomato" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Square_TomatoRecent Changes of the page "Square Tomato" on Davis Wiki.en-us Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:28:07j-beda(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See image 43 <span>at</span> of his ["Bicycle History Presentation"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See image 43 <span>("My Conclusions")</span> of his ["Bicycle History Presentation"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:26:56j-beda <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See image 43 at of his [<span>[</span>Bicycle History Presentation]<span>]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See image 43 at of his [<span>"</span>Bicycle History Presentation<span>"</span>]<span>.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:26:33j-beda <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See <span>link at [wiki:davis:Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=</span>43<span>.J</span>P<span>G</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See <span>image </span>43<span>&nbsp;at of his [[Bicycle History </span>P<span>resentation</span>]<span>]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:25:03j-bedamaking link to http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Prese... work <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at <span>http</span>:<span>//</span>davis<span>wiki.org/</span>Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at <span>[wiki</span>:davis<span>:</span>Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG<span>]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:23:11j-beda <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at <span>["</span>Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG<span>"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at <span>http://daviswiki.org/</span>Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:22:17j-beda <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [<span>"</span>Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG<span>"</span>] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:21:56j-beda(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [<span>http://daviswiki.org/</span>Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:21:24j-beda <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at <span>[</span>[http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG]<span>]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:20:24j-beda(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at <span>[</span>[http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG]<span>]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-22 09:20:08j-beda(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [<span>["</span>http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG<span>"</span>]<span>]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. The story is recounted in one of his books (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an engineering marvel but a culinary tragedy. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably be been best known for inventing the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-19 18:46:47ScottMeehleibadded sciencey name to appease tomato geeks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The '''square tomato''' is a renowned type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"]. Interestingly enough, it is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. However, the tomato is called "square" because it was developed to be less round than other tomatoes so as not to roll off conveyor belts; in addition to this improvement, these tomatoes pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes) because of an increased skin durability. Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The '''square tomato'''<span>, AKA "cultivar VF-145",</span> is a renowned type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"]. Interestingly enough, it is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. However, the tomato is called "square" because it was developed to be less round than other tomatoes so as not to roll off conveyor belts; in addition to this improvement, these tomatoes pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes) because of an increased skin durability. Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-19 18:36:44ScottMeehleib <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The '''square tomato''' is a renowned type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"]. Interestingly enough, it is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. However, the tomato is called "square" because it was developed to be less round than other tomatoes so as not to roll off conveyor belts; <span>I</span>n addition to this improvement, these tomatoes pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes) because of an increased skin durability. Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The '''square tomato''' is a renowned type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"]. Interestingly enough, it is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. However, the tomato is called "square" because it was developed to be less round than other tomatoes so as not to roll off conveyor belts; <span>i</span>n addition to this improvement, these tomatoes pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes) because of an increased skin durability. Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-04-19 18:34:49ScottMeehleibtrying to fit in a fact to the description, had to move some stuff for clarity <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A '''"square tomato"''' is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The '''square tomato''' is a renowned type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"]. Interestingly enough, it is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. However, the tomato is called "square" because it was developed to be less round than other tomatoes so as not to roll off conveyor belts; In addition to this improvement, these tomatoes pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes) because of an increased skin durability. Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2010-03-24 13:33:21ScottMeehleibjust making links to "Vegetable Crops" <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Vegetable Crops<span>&nbsp;department</span> came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie "Jack" C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). The conference room of ["Asmundson Hall"] is known as the Jack Hanna room. The walls are covered with plaques, photos, awards, and certificates commending Jack Hanna for his work, especially from the tomato industry. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>["</span>Vegetable Crops<span>" Vegetable Crops Department]</span> came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie "Jack" C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). The conference room of ["Asmundson Hall"] is known as the Jack Hanna room. The walls are covered with plaques, photos, awards, and certificates commending Jack Hanna for his work, especially from the tomato industry. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-11 01:53:34TedBuehlerminor edits <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. <span>H</span>is book (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an <span>industrial</span> marvel but a <span>gastronomic disaster</span>. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably <span>ha</span>ve<span>&nbsp;been best known for inve</span>nting the square tomato. <span>&nbsp;Then</span> UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [[http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. <span>The story is recounted in one of h</span>is book<span>s</span> (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an <span>engineering</span> marvel but a <span>culinary tragedy</span>. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably <span>be been best known for in</span>venting the square tomato. UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at [[<span>"</span>http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG<span>"</span>]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-11 01:51:28TedBuehler(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(1969_12_26_TomatoArticle.jpg, thumbnail, "1970 was the 15th annual "UC Davis Tomato Day" conference")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(1969_12_26_TomatoArticle.jpg, thumbnail, "1970 was the 15th annual "UC Davis Tomato Day" conference<span>. Jack Hanna himself was winding up the program with "a thought provoking discussion on 'A Challenge to the Tomato Industry'"</span>")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-10 00:08:50TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. His book (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an industrial marvel but a gastronomic disaster. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably have been best known for inventing the square tomato. Then UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG </td> <td> <span>+</span> Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. His book (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an industrial marvel but a gastronomic disaster. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably have been best known for inventing the square tomato. Then UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at <span>[[</span>http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG<span>]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-10 00:08:18TedBuehlerAdded comments about Bob Sommer and the square tomato <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Professor Emeritus Bob Sommer is noted for critiquing the wisdom of the square tomato in the mid 1960s. His book (probably Expertland, 1963 -- any bored wikifairies in Shields Library can verify this) has some commentary on the square tomato being an industrial marvel but a gastronomic disaster. Sommer has also stated that if Davis hadn't become well known for bicycling, it would probably have been best known for inventing the square tomato. Then UCD student Ted Buehler used this analogy in his presentation on the history and future of bicycling in Davis in Feb 2007. See link at http://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_History_Presentation?action=Files&amp;do=view&amp;target=43.JPG</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-09 23:55:44TedBuehlerAdded 1960s Davis Enterprise articles about tomato research <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(1969_12_26_TomatoArticle.jpg, thumbnail, "1970 was the 15th annual "UC Davis Tomato Day" conference")]]<br> + [[Image(1968_08_01_TomatoArticle.jpg, thumbnail, "Tomato research was in the news in 1968")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-09 23:48:26TedBuehlerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato?action=Files&do=view&target=1969_12_26_TomatoArticle.jpg">1969_12_26_TomatoArticle.jpg</a>.Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-09 23:47:06TedBuehlerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato?action=Files&do=view&target=1968_08_01_TomatoArticle.jpg">1968_08_01_TomatoArticle.jpg</a>.Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2009-08-09 19:15:51JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The square tomato was featured on an episode of ["Modern Marvels"], with local ["UC Davis"] professors explaining how important it was for the tomato industry.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2008-07-01 17:17:14JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In the early 1950s, California's tomato industry was threatened due to a lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis ["Agricultural Engineering" Agricultural Engineering] department developed a mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In the early 1950s, California's tomato industry was threatened due to a lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis ["<span>Biological and </span>Agricultural Engineering" Agricultural Engineering] department developed a mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2008-07-01 17:14:54JoePomidorRevert to version 16 (That's its name, not its description). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- deleted</span> </td> <td> <span>+ A '''"square tomato"''' is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes.<br> + <br> + In the early 1950s, California's tomato industry was threatened due to a lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis ["Agricultural Engineering" Agricultural Engineering] department developed a mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes.<br> + <br> + The Vegetable Crops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie "Jack" C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). The conference room of ["Asmundson Hall"] is known as the Jack Hanna room. The walls are covered with plaques, photos, awards, and certificates commending Jack Hanna for his work, especially from the tomato industry.<br> + ##I'm pretty sure this made the university a *ton* of money for a long time, but I'll ask someone before I write it up as fact, I've forgotten.<br> + <br> + Hanna worked right off the fields by ["Hutchison Drive"]. He would stand in the fields, walk among the plants collecting random tomatoes, and then go and throw them out onto the road as a test. He kept and rebred from the plants featuring tomatoes hardy enough to survive his test, eventually giving us the hardy tomato that can withstand being picked by machine and transported by truck.<br> + <br> + Both the square tomato and the tomato harvester were embraced by the processing-tomato industry. Processing tomatoes are harvested by large machines, dumped into those white bins you see semi-trucks pulling, and transported off to the nearest processing plant. You can always tell when it's tomato-pickin' time by the dozens of tomatoes on the side of the highway.<br> + <br> + According to the [http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/1105/aggie_celebs.html UC Davis Spotlight] article, "Gordie 'Jack' Hanna was the first to take a good, hard look at the round, ripe tomato and announce: We’ve got a serious problem here. Hoping to rid the world of the dastardly spherical burger-toppers, Hanna introduced the first square tomato in the early 1950s. Ironically, the 'square' tomato isn’t really that cubical. Nevertheless, most of the tomatoes you see in grocery stores today are of the Gordie Hanna variety."<br> + <br> + [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2008-07-01 17:10:53johnlin9Page deleted (re-entered as "square-shaped tomato") <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A '''"squared tomato"''' is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes.<br> - <br> - In the early 1950s, California's tomato industry was threatened due to a lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis ["Agricultural Engineering" Agricultural Engineering] department developed a mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes.<br> - <br> - The Vegetable Crops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie "Jack" C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). The conference room of ["Asmundson Hall"] is known as the Jack Hanna room. The walls are covered with plaques, photos, awards, and certificates commending Jack Hanna for his work, especially from the tomato industry.<br> - ##I'm pretty sure this made the university a *ton* of money for a long time, but I'll ask someone before I write it up as fact, I've forgotten.<br> - <br> - Hanna worked right off the fields by ["Hutchison Drive"]. He would stand in the fields, walk among the plants collecting random tomatoes, and then go and throw them out onto the road as a test. He kept and rebred from the plants featuring tomatoes hardy enough to survive his test, eventually giving us the hardy tomato that can withstand being picked by machine and transported by truck.<br> - <br> - Both the square tomato and the tomato harvester were embraced by the processing-tomato industry. Processing tomatoes are harvested by large machines, dumped into those white bins you see semi-trucks pulling, and transported off to the nearest processing plant. You can always tell when it's tomato-pickin' time by the dozens of tomatoes on the side of the highway.<br> - <br> - According to the [http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/1105/aggie_celebs.html UC Davis Spotlight] article, "Gordie 'Jack' Hanna was the first to take a good, hard look at the round, ripe tomato and announce: We’ve got a serious problem here. Hoping to rid the world of the dastardly spherical burger-toppers, Hanna introduced the first square tomato in the early 1950s. Ironically, the 'square' tomato isn’t really that cubical. Nevertheless, most of the tomatoes you see in grocery stores today are of the Gordie Hanna variety."<br> - <br> - [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ deleted</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2008-07-01 17:08:26johnlin9 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A '''"square tomato"''' is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A '''"square<span>d</span> tomato"''' is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2007-07-02 23:08:46BrentLaabstoo much text. needs pictures! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hanna worked right off the fields by ["Hutchison <span>d</span>rive"]. He would stand in the fields, walk among the plants collecting random tomatoes, and then go and throw them out onto the road as a test. He kept and rebred from the plants featuring tomatoes hardy enough to survive his test, eventually giving us the hardy tomato that can withstand being picked by machine and transported by truck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hanna worked right off the fields by ["Hutchison <span>D</span>rive"]. He would stand in the fields, walk among the plants collecting random tomatoes, and then go and throw them out onto the road as a test. He kept and rebred from the plants featuring tomatoes hardy enough to survive his test, eventually giving us the hardy tomato that can withstand being picked by machine and transported by truck. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2007-04-11 17:24:10DavidGrundlerminor cleanup and links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A "square tomato" is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A <span>'''</span>"square tomato"<span>'''</span> is not actually square in shape any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hanna worked right off the fields by Hutchison drive. He would stand in the fields, walk among the plants collecting random tomatoes, and then go and throw them out onto the road as a test. He kept and rebred from the plants featuring tomatoes hardy enough to survive his test, eventually giving us the hardy tomato that can withstand being picked by machine and transported by truck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hanna worked right off the fields by <span>["</span>Hutchison drive<span>"]</span>. He would stand in the fields, walk among the plants collecting random tomatoes, and then go and throw them out onto the road as a test. He kept and rebred from the plants featuring tomatoes hardy enough to survive his test, eventually giving us the hardy tomato that can withstand being picked by machine and transported by truck. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> According to the [http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/1105/aggie_celebs.html UC Davis Spotlight] article, "Gordie 'Jack' Hanna was the first to take a good, hard look at the round, ripe tomato and announce: We<span>’</span>ve got a serious problem here. Hoping to rid the world of the dastardly spherical burger-toppers, Hanna introduced the first square tomato in the early 1950s. Ironically, the 'square' tomato isn<span>’</span>t really that cubical. Nevertheless, most of the tomatoes you see in grocery stores today are of the Gordie Hanna variety." </td> <td> <span>+</span> According to the [http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/1105/aggie_celebs.html UC Davis Spotlight] article, "Gordie 'Jack' Hanna was the first to take a good, hard look at the round, ripe tomato and announce: We<span>’</span>ve got a serious problem here. Hoping to rid the world of the dastardly spherical burger-toppers, Hanna introduced the first square tomato in the early 1950s. Ironically, the 'square' tomato isn<span>’</span>t really that cubical. Nevertheless, most of the tomatoes you see in grocery stores today are of the Gordie Hanna variety." </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2006-08-29 20:41:29EdwinSaadamaybe he should have his own page? definitely worthy. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Vegetable Crops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie "Jack" C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). The conference room of ["Asmundson Hall"] is known as the Jack Hanna room. The walls are covered with plaques, photos, awards, and certificates commending Jack Hanna for his work, especially from the tomato industry.<span>&nbsp;</span> ##I'm pretty sure this made the university a *ton* of money for a long time, but I'll ask someone before I write it up as fact, I've forgotten. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Vegetable Crops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie "Jack" C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). The conference room of ["Asmundson Hall"] is known as the Jack Hanna room. The walls are covered with plaques, photos, awards, and certificates commending Jack Hanna for his work, especially from the tomato industry.<span><br> +</span> ##I'm pretty sure this made the university a *ton* of money for a long time, but I'll ask someone before I write it up as fact, I've forgotten. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2006-08-29 20:41:04EdwinSaada+ some stuff. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In the early 1950s, California's tomato industry was threatened due to a lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis ["Agricultural Engineering" Agricultural Engineering] department developed a mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In the early 1950s, California's tomato industry was threatened due to a lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis ["Agricultural Engineering" Agricultural Engineering] department developed a mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Vegetable Crops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Vegetable Crops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato--also known as the square tomato--that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie<span>&nbsp;"Jack"</span> C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967).<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The conference room of ["Asmundson Hall"] is known as the Jack Hanna room. The walls are covered with plaques, photos, awards, and certificates commending Jack Hanna for his work, especially from the tomato industry. ##I'm pretty sure this made the university a *ton* of money for a long time, but I'll ask someone before I write it up as fact, I've forgotten.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Both the square tomato and the tomato harvester have been embraced by the processing-tomato industry. Processing tomatoes are harvested by big scary machines, dumped into those white bins you see semi-trucks pulling, and trucked off to the nearest processing plant.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Hanna worked right off the fields by Hutchison drive. He would stand in the fields, walk among the plants collecting random tomatoes, and then go and throw them out onto the road as a test. He kept and rebred from the plants featuring tomatoes hardy enough to survive his test, eventually giving us the hardy tomato that can withstand being picked by machine and transported by truck.<br> + <br> + Both the square tomato and the tomato harvester were embraced by the processing-tomato industry. Processing tomatoes are harvested by large machines, dumped into those white bins you see semi-trucks pulling, and transported off to the nearest processing plant. You can always tell when it's tomato-pickin' time by the dozens of tomatoes on the side of the highway.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2006-02-06 13:17:56JabberWokkyExamples of similar names. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A <span>misnomer, the </span>"square tomato" is not actually square in shape. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A "square tomato" is not actually square in shape<span>&nbsp;any more than ["Coral Bells"] are made from coral or ["Baby Tears"] are related to crying infants</span>. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2006-01-31 17:21:49JulieEickhof <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A misnomer, the "square tomato" is not actually squar in shape. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A misnomer, the "square tomato" is not actually squar<span>e</span> in shape. Instead, it is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was developed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes better and ship with fewer losses (e.g., ripped or smashed tomatoes). Most of the tomatoes you find in the supermarket are square tomatoes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2006-01-31 17:21:40JulieEickhofArgh, don't be Dan Quayle...it's 'tomatoEs' hee hee <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Ironi</span>cally, <span>a "square tomato" is not square. I</span>t is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was <span>br</span>ed at ["UC Davis"] to <span>ship better and </span>pack into boxes with<span>out</span> losses (<span>i.e</span>., ripped or smashed tomatos). Most of the tomatos you find in the supermarket are square tomato<span>s.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ A misnomer, the "square tomato" is not a</span>c<span>tu</span>ally<span>&nbsp;squar in shape. Instead</span>, <span>i</span>t is a type of ["Tomatoes" tomato] that was <span>develop</span>ed at ["UC Davis"] to pack into boxes <span>better and ship </span>with<span>&nbsp;fewer</span> losses (<span>e.g</span>., ripped or smashed tomato<span>e</span>s). Most of the tomato<span>e</span>s you find in the supermarket are square tomato<span>es.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In the early 1950s California's tomato industry was threatened b<span>ecause of the lack of lab</span>orers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis ["Agricultural Engineering" <span>agricultural e</span>ngineering] department developed <span>the</span> mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In the early 1950s<span>,</span> California's tomato industry was threatened <span>due to a lack of la</span>borers to harvest the crops.<span>&nbsp;</span> In response, the UC Davis ["Agricultural Engineering" <span>Agricultural E</span>ngineering] department developed <span>a</span> mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The <span>v</span>egetable <span>c</span>rops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato<span>&nbsp;- </span>also known as the square tomato<span>&nbsp;- </span>that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>V</span>egetable <span>C</span>rops department came to the rescue by breeding a firmer-skinned tomato<span>--</span>also known as the square tomato<span>--</span>that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Both the square tomato and tomato harvester have been embraced by the processing tomato industry. Processing tomatos are harvested by big scary machines, dumped into those white bins you see trucks pulling, and trucked off to the nearest processing plant. In the plant, processing tomatoes become everything you ever dreamed they could be except fresh market tomatoes.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Both the square tomato and the tomato harvester have been embraced by the processing-tomato industry. Processing tomatoes are harvested by big scary machines, dumped into those white bins you see semi-trucks pulling, and trucked off to the nearest processing plant.<br> + <br> + According to the [http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/1105/aggie_celebs.html UC Davis Spotlight] article, "Gordie 'Jack' Hanna was the first to take a good, hard look at the round, ripe tomato and announce: We’ve got a serious problem here. Hoping to rid the world of the dastardly spherical burger-toppers, Hanna introduced the first square tomato in the early 1950s. Ironically, the 'square' tomato isn’t really that cubical. Nevertheless, most of the tomatoes you see in grocery stores today are of the Gordie Hanna variety."</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-08-14 13:04:21JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Ironically, a "square tomato" is not square. It is a type of <span>tomato</span> that was bred at ["UC Davis"] to ship better and pack into boxes without losses (i.e., ripped or smashed tomatos). Most of the tomatos you find in the supermarket are square tomatos. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Ironically, a "square tomato" is not square. It is a type of <span>["Tomatoes" tomato]</span> that was bred at ["UC Davis"] to ship better and pack into boxes without losses (i.e., ripped or smashed tomatos). Most of the tomatos you find in the supermarket are square tomatos. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-06-24 12:08:50KarlMogelit was not genetically engineered <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The vegetable crops department came to the rescue by g<span>enetically engineering</span> a firmer-skinned tomato-also known as the square tomato-that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The vegetable crops department came to the rescue by <span>breedin</span>g a firmer-skinned tomato<span>&nbsp;</span>-<span>&nbsp;</span>also known as the square tomato<span>&nbsp;</span>-<span>&nbsp;</span>that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-05-07 19:38:34JasonAllerlinks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Ironically, a "square tomato" is not square. It is a type of tomato that was bred at UC Davis to ship better and pack into boxes without losses (i.e., ripped or smashed tomatos). Most of the tomatos you find in the supermarket are square tomatos. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Ironically, a "square tomato" is not square. It is a type of tomato that was bred at <span>["</span>UC Davis<span>"]</span> to ship better and pack into boxes without losses (i.e., ripped or smashed tomatos). Most of the tomatos you find in the supermarket are square tomatos. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In the early 1950s California's tomato industry was threatened because of the lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis <span>agricultural engineering</span> department developed the mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In the early 1950s California's tomato industry was threatened because of the lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis <span>["Agricultural Engineering" agricultural engineering]</span> department developed the mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-04-04 09:18:45ChrisTakemura*shrug* <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In the early 1950s California's tomato industry was threatened because of the lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis agricultural engineering department developed the mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. The vegetable crops department came to the rescue by genetically engineering a firmer-skinned tomato-also known as the square tomato-that the machine could not crush, thus keeping kept California's tomato industry alive. ([http://www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/vs_pages/vtour/slides/slide_asmundsonhall.htm source])<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''Well, yes this is true, however, most of the tomatoes you find in the store are processed. The square tomato, as well as the tomato harvester, were developed for the processing tomato industry. Processing tomatos are harvested by big scary machines, dumped into those white bins you see trucks pulling, and trucked off to the nearest processing plant. In the plant, processing tomatoes become everything you ever dreamed they could be except fresh market tomatoes.'' -- ["ArlenAbraham" aa]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In the early 1950s California's tomato industry was threatened because of the lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis agricultural engineering department developed the mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''I'm unsure it was a University related project. There are plenty of ag-business places in town. I do know it was Davis... details, anybody?" -- ["JabberWokky"]''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The vegetable crops department came to the rescue by genetically engineering a firmer-skinned tomato-also known as the square tomato-that the machine could not crush, thus keeping California's tomato industry alive. The actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''"The firm-skinned square tomato was developed by UC Davis' department of Vegetable Crops sometime in the 1950s in response to our earlier development by Ag Engineering of the mechanical tomato harvester. Actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967)" --AlphaDog''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Both the square tomato and tomato harvester have been embraced by the processing tomato industry. Processing tomatos are harvested by big scary machines, dumped into those white bins you see trucks pulling, and trucked off to the nearest processing plant. In the plant, processing tomatoes become everything you ever dreamed they could be except fresh market tomatoes.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-02-01 20:05:21ArlenAbrahamprocessing tomatoes are not the same as fresh market tomatoes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Well, yes this is true, however, most of the tomatoes you find in the store are processed. The square tomato, as well as the tomato harvester, were developed for the processing tomato industry. Processing tomatos are harvested by big scary machines, dumped into those white bins you see trucks pulling, and trucked off to the nearest processing plant. In the plant, processing tomatoes become everything you ever dreamed they could be except fresh market tomatoes.'' -- ["ArlenAbraham" aa]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-02-01 14:34:48AlphaDogadded reference to the actual individual who developed the square tomato <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''"The firm-skinned square tomato was developed by UC Davis' department of Vegetable Crops sometime in the 1950s in response to our earlier development by Ag Engineering of the mechanical tomato harvester." --AlphaDog'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''"The firm-skinned square tomato was developed by UC Davis' department of Vegetable Crops sometime in the 1950s in response to our earlier development by Ag Engineering of the mechanical tomato harvester.<span>&nbsp;Actual inventor of the square tomato was Gordie C. Hanna, Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor in Truck Crops, University of California, Davis (1938-1967)</span>" --AlphaDog'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-02-01 14:28:28ArlenAbraham <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ In the early 1950s California's tomato industry was threatened because of the lack of laborers to harvest the crops. In response, the UC Davis agricultural engineering department developed the mechanical tomato harvester. Unfortunately, this machine crushed the tomatoes. The vegetable crops department came to the rescue by genetically engineering a firmer-skinned tomato-also known as the square tomato-that the machine could not crush, thus keeping kept California's tomato industry alive. ([http://www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/vs_pages/vtour/slides/slide_asmundsonhall.htm source])<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-02-01 14:27:12AlphaDogadded historical commentary about square tomato <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''I'm unsure it was a University related project. There are plenty of ag-business places in town. I do know it was Davis... details, anybody?" -- ["JabberWokky"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''I'm unsure it was a University related project. There are plenty of ag-business places in town. I do know it was Davis... details, anybody?" -- ["JabberWokky"]<span>''<br> + <br> + ''"The firm-skinned square tomato was developed by UC Davis' department of Vegetable Crops sometime in the 1950s in response to our earlier development by Ag Engineering of the mechanical tomato harvester." --AlphaDog''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Square Tomatohttp://daviswiki.org/Square_Tomato2005-02-01 14:05:46JabberWokkyAnybody know more about so called "Square Tomatos"? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Square Tomato<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Ironically, a "square tomato" is not square. It is a type of tomato that was bred at UC Davis to ship better and pack into boxes without losses (i.e., ripped or smashed tomatos). Most of the tomatos you find in the supermarket are square tomatos.<br> + <br> + ''I'm unsure it was a University related project. There are plenty of ag-business places in town. I do know it was Davis... details, anybody?" -- ["JabberWokky"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>