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Episode 1: Spinach, Tomatoes and Potatoes: What Do They All Have in Common?

We know that all three are vegetables, or two vegetables and a fruit if you will, but would you be surprised to find out that ARS researchers developed its own varieties of tomatoes, potatoes, and spinach?

Take a virtual trip with us to Italy, Idaho, and California and learn about the Roma tomato, red spinach and Huckleberry gold potato. 


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Roma tomatoes growing on the vine

Part 1: Tomatoes

Where was the Roma tomato developed? Rome? Nope, the answer may surprise you. Learn this and more interesting facts about the Roma tomato.

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Huckleberry gold potatoes

Part 2: Potatoes

“I’m your huckleberry.” Learn about the origins of the Huckleberry Gold Potato and other interesting facts about potatoes.

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Red spinach growing in the ground

Part 3: Spinach

Making Popeye proud. ARS recently released the world’s first true red spinach, called “USDA Red”. Learn about the benefits this new powerful vegetable provides to consumers.

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