Applications for Breeding and High-Wire Tomato Production in Plant Factory
For indoor farming to become the next step in agriculture, it is essential that most nutritious and healthy crops can be grown indoors. Some fruits and vegetables currently grown in (high-tech) greenhouses should be suitable from an economic point of view; cost price is relatively high as are the produced volumes. One example for such a crop is the high-wire cultivated varieties of tomatoes. Breeding companies can take the advantage of this technology. Breeding for taste and nutrition only and not having to focus on (a)biotic stress is now possible. This chapter describes the growth and production of a tomato crop in an indoor farm. Growth, development, and fruit yield at least equal greenhouse performance showing the opportunities ahead for these types of crops.