MONICA F1 HYBRID DETERMINATE SALADETTE TOMATO

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • LARGE, ATTRACTIVE FRUIT
  • VERY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • OUTSTANDING FRUIT QUALITY
  • MULTIPLE DISEASE RESISTANCE

Monica is a prolific, determinate saladette type tomato.  It is widely adapted and offers excellent fruit setting.  Monica has high resistance against Verticillium wilt race 1 (Vd: 1), Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2) and intermediate resistance against Alternaria stem canker (Aal), Gray leaf spot (Ss) and Bacterial speck (Pst).  Blocky fruits are slightly elongated, with a shiny, bright red colour and weigh 120 – 220 g.  Monica is recommended for long distance transportation if harvested when the fruit has a red colour spot on shoulder. 

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Harvest when the fruit has a red spot on the shoulder

Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: MONICA
KIND: F1 hybrid saladette tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.)
TYPE: Determinate saladette
FIRMNESS: Good to very good
MATURITY: Medium
SEASON: All year round
FRUIT WEIGHT: 120 – 220 g
FRUIT SHAPE: Blocky
ATTACHMENT POINT: Small, neat
FRUIT  COLOUR: Fruit shoulder very light green turning red.  Excellent internal and external colour
UNIFORMITY: Very good
LEAF COVER: Excellent
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Verticillium dahliae race 1 (Vd: 1), Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2)
Intermediate resistance: Alternaria alternata f. sp. lycopersici (Aal), Stemphylium solani (Ss) and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato (Pst)
MARKETS / END USE: Processing and fresh market
POPULATION GUIDE: 15 000 – 24 000 final stand per ha
SPECIAL FEATURES: High yield potential