i. Introgress and characterize resistance genes in Texas A&M germplasm.ii. Improve fruit nutritional content, firmness and post-harvest shelf-life in tomatoiii. Enhance vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) content in spinachiv. Evaluate the nutritional potential of spinach seed for grain productionv. Develop high throughput phenotyping methods as breeding tool for tomato and spinach characterization and trait evaluation.