KENNEDY F1 HYBRID INDETERMINATE SALAD TOMATO

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES   

  • RESISTANT TO TOMATO CURLY STUNT AND ROOT–KNOT NEMATODE
  • VERY GOOD FRUIT QUALITY
  • UNIFORM GREEN SHOULDER
  • GOOD LEAF COVER AND VIGOUR

Kennedy is as an exciting new indeterminate salad tomato from Sakata’s local breeding programme. Kennedy is characterized by a very good fruit quality, uniform fruit size and a very good disease package. Kennedy has high resistance to Verticillium wilt race 1 (Vd: 1), Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2), Tomato mosaic (ToMV), Leaf mold races 1 – 5 (Ff: 1 – 5) (ex Cf) and intermediate resistance to Tomato curly stunt (ToCSV) and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV). Kennedy 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.  Recommended growing Kennedy under protection due to its good fruit set and size giving high pack out percentages.  Best results were obtained through summer.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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CHARACTERISTIC: Kennedy
KIND: Indeterminate F1 hybrid tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.)
PRODUCTION TYPE: Under protection
FIRMNESS: Very good
MATURITY: Medium
PLANT VIGOUR: Strong
SEASON: Year-round production in frost-free areas, best results in summer
FRUIT WEIGHT: 120 – 160 g
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate
PEDUNCLE: Jointed
ATTACHMENT POINT: Medium, neat
SHOULDER: Smooth to slightly ribbed
SHOULDER COLOUR: Uniform
COLOUR:
Internal: very good
External: very good
FLAVOUR: Good
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Medium dense
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) and Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV), Fulvia fulva races 1-5 (Ff:1–5).
Intermediate resistance: Tomato curly stunt virus (ToCSV; Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV)
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and pre-pack
POPULATION GUIDE: 20 000 – 24 000 final stand per ha for production under protection
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent quality, resistant to Tomato spotted wilt and Tomato curly stunt