HEIDI F1 HYBRID Indeterminate Salad Tomato
- RESISTANT TO TOMATO SPOTTED WILT AND ROOT–KNOT NEMATODE
- VERY GOOD FRUIT QUALITY
- LIGHT GREEN SHOULDER
- GOOD LEAF COVER AND VIGOUR
Heidi is an indeterminate salad tomato from Sakata’s international breeding programme. Heidi is characterized by good fruit quality, uniform fruit size and a good disease package. Heidi has high resistance to Verticillium wilt race 1 (Vd: 1), Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2), Tomato mosaic (ToMV), Tomato spotted wilt (TSWV) and Root-knot nematode (Mi). Heidi has a very good shelf life. The strong vigour of plants tends to make it less susceptible to common leaf diseases under circumstances normally conducive to disease development. Heidi can be grown under protection and in the open field due to its good fruit set and size giving high pack out percentages.
SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS
- Manage the application of Nitrogen as this variety is sensitive to over application.
KIND: Indeterminate F1 hybrid tomato(Lycopersicon esculentum (L.)
PRODUCTION TYPE: Open field and under protection
FIRMNESS: Very good
SEASON: Year round production in frost free areas
FRUIT WEIGHT: 160 – 220 g
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate
ATTACHMENT POINT: Medium, neat
SHOULDER: Smooth to slightly ribbed
SHOULDER COLOUR: Light green
Internal: very good
External: very good
LEAF COVER: Medium dense
DISEASE POSSIBILITY: Verticillium dahliae race 1 (Vd: 1), Fusarium oxysporum f.sp lycopersici races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2), Meloidogyne incognita (Mi) and Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV), Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and pre-pack
POPULATION GUIDE: 20 000 – 24 000 final stand per ha for production under protection 10 000 – 14 000 final stand per ha for open field
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent quality, resistant to Tomato spotted wilt.