Associate Professor Funda Eryilmaz Acikgoz, Educational Background : Associate Professor (2013) in Vegetable Growing and Breeding from The Inter-University Council, TURKEY. Ph.D. (1999) in horticultural engineering from Trakya University, TURKEY. Masters of Science (1994) in horticultural engineering from Trakya University, TURKEY. Bachelor of Science (1993) in horticultural engineering from Atat├╝rkUniversity, TURKEY. Research Interests : Horticultural and Breeding; Vegetable Growing and Breeding; Exotic Vegetables (Japanese origin of some vegetables: Komatsuna, Mibuna, Mizuna); Brassicaceae fam.=syn. Cruciferae (Chinese Cabbage, Broccoli); production planning in vegetable cultivation.