ZEAL F1 HYBRID SEMI-DETERMINATE SALAD TOMATO

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • ALL TIME FAVOURITE
  • RELIABLE AND WIDELY ADAPTED
  • EXCELLENT COLOUR AND FLAVOUR

Zeal is a medium-late maturing, very adaptable, semi-determinate salad tomato hybrid. The plants are very robust and sturdy with a bush height in the region of 90 cm. The fruit is globe in shape, uniform in size and weighing around 150 – 180 g. The fruit has a jointed peduncle and is firm. Yield potential of Zeal is high, with the first-class grading being very good.  The leaf canopy is medium and the general vigour of plants tends to make it less susceptible to diseases under conditions normally conducive to disease. Zeal has a high resistance to Verticillium wilt race 1 (Vd: 1), Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2), Root-knot (Mi, Mj) and intermediate resistance against Bacterial wilt race 1 (Rs: 1). Zeal is one of the most widely used determinate hybrids in Southern Africa due to its consistent reliability and performance.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Production for cool weather harvesting

CHARACTERISTIC*: ZEAL
KIND:
 F1 hybrid semi-determinate salad tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.)
PRODUCTION TYPE: Open field
FIRMNESS: Good
MATURITY: Medium-late
PLANT VIGOUR: Very good
SEASON: Year round culture in frost-free areas
FRUIT WEIGHT: 150 – 180 g
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
PEDUNCLE: Jointed
ATTACHMENT POINT: Medium
SHOULDER: Medium
SHOULDER COLOUR: Light green
BLOSSOM END: Medium
COLOUR:
Internal: very good
External: very good
FLAVOUR: Excellent
UNIFORMITY: Good
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
High resistance: Verticillium dahliae race 1 (Vd: 1)Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2)Meloidogyne incognita (Mi), Meloidogyne javanica (Mj).
Intermediate resistance: Ralstonia solanacearum race 1 (Rs: 1)
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market
POPULATION GUIDE: 10 000 – 16 000 final stand per ha. (50 – 55 cm in row, 160 cm between rows)
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very adaptable, reliable variety