MION F1 HYBRID DETERMINATE SALADETTE TOMATO

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • RESISTANCE TO TOMATO SPOTTED WILT AND TWO NEMATODE SPECIES
  • VERY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • OUTSTANDING FRUIT QUALITY
  • EXCELLENT SHELF LIFE

Mion is a determinate saladette with the same characteristic plant structure, fruit set ability, yield potential and fruit quality as the well-known Mariana. Mion offers resistance to Tomato spotted wilt, making it particularly suited to areas where TSWV is a problem. Fruit are predominately large (120 – 140 g), with a very uniform shape, thick fruit walls, very good firmness and excellent shelf life. Fruit colour up uniformly and have good external and internal colour. Mion has high resistance to Verticillium wilt race 1 (Vd: 1) and Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2) and intermediate resistance to Root-knot (Mi, Mj), Tomato spotted wilt (TSWV), Alternaria stem canker (Aal) and Gray leaf spot (Ss). Mion’s yield potential, fruit quality and shelf life make the variety ideal for both the fresh market and processing.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The nutrient requirement is similar to that of Mariana. Apply 60 % nitrogen before week 6 in order to build a strong plant that will be able to sustain high yield
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CHARACTERISTIC*: MION
KIND: F1 hybrid tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.)
TYPE: Determinate saladette
FIRMNESS: Very good
MATURITY: Medium late
SEASON: Year round culture in frost free areas
FRUIT WEIGHT: 120 – 140 g
FRUIT SHAPE: Blocky
ATTACHMENT POINT: Small, neat
FRUIT COLOUR: Excellent internal and external colour, uniform colour up
UNIFORMITY: Very good
LEAF COVER: Very good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
High resistance: Verticillium dahlia race 1 (Vd: 1), Fusarium oxysporum races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2).
Intermediate resistance: Meloidogyne incognita (Mi) and Meloidogyne javanica (Mj), Alternaria alternate f. sp. lycopersici (Aal) and Stemphylium solani (Ss), Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)
MARKETS / END USE: Processing and fresh market
POPULATION GUIDE: 15 000 – 20 000 final stand per ha
SPECIAL FEATURES: Plant habit and nutrient requirement similar to that of Mariana.
Particularly suited for areas where TSWV is a problem