RUBY Indeterminate mini plum tomato

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • RED MINI PLUM VARIETY
  • OUTSTANDING FLAVOUR AND HIGH SUGAR CONTENT
  • CRACKING RESISTANCE AND EXCELLENT SHELF LIFE
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL
  • HIGH RESISTANCE TO COMMON LEAF DISEASES

Ruby is a vigorous, indeterminate Mini plum tomato variety especially suited for production under protection, but experience showed that Ruby can be grown successfully in the open field. Yield potential is very good with good adaptability. Ruby is the preferred choice of leading retail stores due to the excellent flavour. Ruby’s fruit is unlikely to crack and weigh approximately 18 g with a very good shelf life. Ruby has the ability to set fruit under cool conditions and has high resistance to Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2), Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV: 0-2), Leaf mold races A – E (Ff: A-E), Grey leaf spot (Ss) and intermediate resistance to Tomato yellow leaf curl (TYLCV).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ruby may be grown open field when properly trellised

 

CHARACTERISTIC*: RUBY
KIND: Indeterminate F1 hybrid tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.)
TYPE: Mini plum
PRODUCTION TYPE: Under protection and open field
FIRMNESS: Excellent
MATURITY: Medium early –  70 days
PLANT VIGOUR: Medium
SEASON: Year round culture in frost-free areas
FRUIT WEIGHT: 12 – 18 g
FRUIT SHAPE: Blocky
PEDUNCLE: Jointed
ATTACHMENT POINT: Minute, neat
SHOULDER: Smooth, slightly ribbed in early stage
SHOULDER COLOUR: Uniform green
COLOUR: Red
FLAVOUR: Outstanding
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
High resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp lycopersici races 1 and 2 (Fol: 1 – 2), Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV:0 – 2),  Fulvia fulva races A-E (Ff:A–E), Stemphillium solani (Ss)
Intermediate resistance: Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV)
MARKET USE: Single fruit, pre-packing, export
POPULATION GUIDE: 24 000 – 28 000 final stand per ha
SPECIAL FEATURES: Outstanding flavour and colour and high yield potential. Suitable for open field production